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Casual backyard garden perfect for gatherings part of Ripon showcase
This spacious back yard country home has hosted many family and friend social gatherings over the years. - photo by Photo Contributed

RIPON – One of the gardens featured in the Saturday, Sept. 12, Ripon Garden Tour showcases a spacious back yard of a country home that has hosted many social gatherings of family and friends over the years.

Highlights of this garden include brick walkways, fruit trees, a vegetable garden, a garden house and stilt playhouse with sandbox underneath. This play house was built by the homeowners themselves. All together, these features complement the casual, comfortable feel of the back-yard garden.

Another garden featured in this summer’s garden tour has a French country theme. It features a newly landscaped 21,000-square-foot lawn with over 55 varieties of trees, shrubs, and flowering specimens. Added attractions include a seven-tier waterfall in the yard, with a crossing bridge and putting green.

Raffle prizes and refreshments will be served at this home.

The tour will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 each for adults, $7 each for children. (No children’s strollers.)

Tickets may be purchased at the following locations:

In Ripon:

• Parks Greenhouse Nursery on West Ripon Road

• Schemper’s Ace Hardware on Main Street

• State Farm Insurance

• Barbouri Salon on Main Street

In Manteca:

• New Buds Nursery

In Modesto:

• Four Seasons Nursery

• Scenic Nursery

In Escalon:

• Creative Water Gardens

• P&L Garden Supply

In Riverbank:

• Morris Nursery

For further details, call Mona Restuccia, event chairman, at 599-7475.