2017 Noe Valley Garden Tour – June 3rd
The 2017 Noe Valley Garden Tour is coming Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Nine gardens throughout the Noe Valley neighborhood will be on display.
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Noe Valley, San Francisco
Cost: $18 adults. $15 seniors 62 and over. Free children 11 and under
Be inspired by the thriving shrubs and flowers with vibrant colors and lush foliage after the much needed winter rains. This years theme is, “Tour de Fleur,” and the nine gardens are bursting with greenery.
Tickets are being sold online or at the following locations:
– Cliché Noe Gifts+Home on 24th Street
– Just for Fun and Folio Books
– Olive This, Olive That on Vicksburg Street
– Omnivore Books on 27th at Church.
– Farmer’s Market in the Town Square on Saturdays (May 20th, 27th, & June 3rd).
Gardens this year include the 30th Street Senior Center where you will find one of Noe Valley’s hidden gems. This spacious garden is bursting with color and multiple surprises such as redwoods, olives, and fruit trees, vegetable beds, bee hives and a large entertaining patio.
Three rooftop gardens are featured this year – a beautiful Mediterranean rooftop garden, a backyard with a modern contemporary rooftop garden and a well engineered and designed garden where obstacles were overcome to create a perfect rooftop for entertaining, bbq-ing or just relaxing.
A fabulous pet friendly garden showcases a well appointed garden perfect for humans and their furry friends. Pets have room to run while their humans enjoy a lovely green oasis.
Spectacular views over Noe Valley can be seen at a well established, beautifully landscaped garden filled with giant maples, and multiple entertaining areas.
In a Malaysian style garden you will step into a green retreat created from rescued palms where calmness and relaxation dominate.
You are sure to be enchanted in one lovely garden space where you will find a sunny front yard oasis and a shady backyard retreat. Come and be inspired by camellias, bromeliads, roses, ferns, wisteria, and numerous sculptural elements.
Returning this year is Suzanne Bontempo, of Our Water Our World, who will share her expertise in a talk about How to Grow a Beneficial Garden for Pollinators. You can hear Suzanne at the 30th Street Senior Center at 11am and 12:30pm. Come learn and please bring your questions!
Raffle tickets will be sold for a garden make over in conjunction with the Garden Tour. Once again Stephanie Johnson of Pacific Union Realty has donated a $300 gift certificate to Sloat Garden Center and four hours of labor in your garden as a grand prize. Two additional prizes are $50 gift certificates to Flora Grubb. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the same locations as the Garden Tour tickets and at the Saturday Farmer’s Market.
If you would like to volunteer as a Garden Greeter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Shifts are two hours and Garden Greeters will receive a free ticket to the tour and a volunteer party on Wednesday, May 31st.
The proceeds from the garden tour will be returned to the community through a donation to a beautification project in the neighborhood.
Sponsors this year for the 2017 Garden Tour include:
The Swann Group – Lead Sponsor 2017
BJ Droubi Team
Sloat Garden Centers
Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association
Cliché Noe Gifts+Home
Dirty Hoe Landscaping
Urban Farmer Store
McGuire Real Estate
Stephanie Johnson Pacific Union Realty
Dennis Otto, at Compass