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:
• Parks Greenhouse Nursery on West Ripon Road
• Schemper’s Ace Hardware on Main Street
• State Farm Insurance
• Barbouri Salon on Main Street
• New Buds Nursery
• Four Seasons Nursery
• Scenic Nursery
• Creative Water Gardens
• P&L Garden Supply
• Morris Nursery
For further details, call Mona Restuccia, event chairman, at 599-7475.