This is the famous annual tour of backyard gardens that shows you what ordinary gardeners just like you can accomplish with dedication, hard work, money and perseverance. After a lovely day of self-guided rambling around, you’ll come away inspired to redouble your efforts. This year’s tour is beautifully laid out, all relatively close together on the Eastside, transitioning from suburbs to country. Featured gardens are those of Jerrold Manning & Donald Schmidt, 129 Sandstone Drive; Pat & Robert Brussack, 180 Tamarack Drive; Sandra & Kelly Bussell, 235 Great Oak Drive; Hilda & Alex Clark, 245 Hancock Lane and Brenda & Bob Bailey, 190 Green Hills Road. Find all the information at piedmontgardeners.org. Your tour booklet is your ticket and can be bought in advance at Always, Always Flowers; Cofer’s Home & Garden Showplace, Frontier, Homeplace Gifts, Thomas Orchard and Nursery, Weekend A’Fair or at any of the gardens the day of the tour. The tours are from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance or $20 if purchased at the tour.
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