Thursday, April 28, 2011
Aromas garden Tour 2011
Annual Aromas Garden Tour 2011
May 7th, you are invited to roam the beautiful green countryside of Aromas where you will find special gardens on display. This year’s event will be the Saturday before Mother’s Day, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We invite you and your friends or family to join us at the Aromas Grange, corner of Rose Ave. and Bardue Ave., where tickets are just a $10.00 donation, (tax-deductable) per person. You will be given a booklet with a map of the gardens in it.
4-H will be on hand at the Aromas Community Grange to sell plants and boxed lunches. Representatives from the Aromas Water District will answer questions and offer a list of the best plants for water-wise planting. Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions and give advice.
This year there are ten lovely properties ranging from cottage gardens to acreages, iris and orchids to organic veggie and herb starts. Each garden will host various Aromas artisans displaying a huge variety of art including etchings, watercolors, beaded jewelry, stained glass, published novels, pottery, quilting, unique 3-d gift cards, mosaics, lapidary jewelry and more! Every mother loves a garden, so bring Mom and Grandma to the lovely hills of Aromas. Enjoy the gardens, the people and the original art, and you might happen upon a last minute Mother’s Day gift.
Aromas sits at the corners of three counties (Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito). In 1999 local artisans, headed by a poet, formed the guild known as the Aromas Hills Artisans, or AHA’s, which now boasts more than seventy members. The artists meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Aromas Grange. The guild plans events, supports and inspires fellow artists and shares new ideas and techniques. Membership is only $25.00 per year.
The “Aromas Hills Artisans” is now a non-profit philanthropic organization which promotes art education through scholarships to members, enabling them to attend workshops. AHA has provided artists to teach art sessions at the elementary school and has paid for art education during the summer for talented high school students. They have donated art pieces for school fundraisers as well as money to pay for school art supplies.
Now that you know all about this wonderful garden event, put it on your calendar. See you there! I'll be signing copies of Secure the Ranch.
Joyce Oroz, Aromas, CA