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Saturdays garden tour features 90-plus prizes
A scene from a Del Webb at Woodbridge garden that was part of the 2010 Manteca Garden Club Tour. - photo by Bulletin file photo

More than 90 donated items plus two door prizes await lucky visitors to the Manteca Garden Tour Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ceiling fans from Manteca Lighting, a Japanese maple from West Turf Nursery, plus donations from Delicato Winery, Center Appliance, Tipton’s Stationery & Gifts and nurseries such as Park Greenhouse and Frederik’s in Ripon and Scenic Nursery in Modesto, are just a few of the prizes offered during the opportunity drawing to be held at the last of the six home gardens featured on Saturday. It will take just a buck, the price of one drawing ticket, to win one of the donated items.

Visitors will be able to purchase a ticket while enjoying the gardens at the last house, listening to the music of Tim Rued and his nyckelharpa, and browsing through the art works by members of the Manteca Artist Guild. Refreshments will be available during this event that is being called “Art Under the Redwoods,” so named because this fun part of the tour will take place under the redwood trees of this spacious country garden.

Tickets to the garden tour are $15 apiece. There are still tickets available and may be purchased the day of the tour at the first house located at 629 Pestana Avenue. However, if you want to purchase them in advance, they are available at the following locations: German Glas Werks in downtown Manteca and New Buds Nursery on South Manteca Road in Manteca, Park Greenhouse and Silverado nurseries in Ripon, P&L Landscaping in Escalon, and Scenic Nursery in Modesto.

Information about the Garden Club, one of the oldest organizations in Manteca established in 1952, as well as the Manteca Artists Guild will be available also the day of the tour.