The 2018 Garden Tour was a great success! Many thanks to all those who visited and to the owners of the gardens on the tour. We are now looking at Claremont gardens for the 2019 tour, so if you are interested in being considered, let us know.
"Claremont Eclectic: A Tour of Six Local Gardens" gives you a chance to see some creative Claremont gardens, talk to the owners, and get some inspiration for your own garden! And it's a lot of fun!
The 2019 tour is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, April 14, from 1pm to 4:30pm. Tickets are still only $20, and starting in mid-February you will be able to buy them online here or in person at Claremont Heritage in Memorial Park and at Rio de Ojas, 250 Harvard Ave.
Tickets include entrance to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden on the day of the tour and one other day during the following month. The tour will start at the RSABG parking lot (1500 N. College Ave) where you can pick up the brochure and a map to the gardens between 10 am and 1pm.
The proceeds of the tour allow us to cover our expenses and to make contributions that benefit the community. They pay for speakers, door prizes, printing and miscellaneous costs, garden tour and flower show expenses, and books for our free lending library. They have allowed us to make donations to school gardens at Oakmont, Vista, Chaparral, and Claremont High School; to Claremont Heritage, along with flower arrangements for their Home Tours; to the RSABG volunteers; to the Sustainable Claremont Green Crew for children's planting tools; and to the City of Claremont to replace some trees.