What better way to spend a Saturday in spring than to drive across the Umpqua countryside visiting gardens, listening to musicians, watching artists in action and enjoying local food and wine?
If this sounds idyllic, please join the League of Women Voters on June 14 for their third annual Spring Garden Tour which will feature six gardens scattered along a rural route from west Roseburg to the community of Umpqua.
The tour is designed to inspire. The tour features six different gardens to choose from or visit all six. This is your special chance for a private view of some of Douglas County’s best gardens. You’ll see rhodies as well as veggies and wander along paths near fountains through arbors and alongside tranquil ponds. Musicians playing flutes, guitars, accordions and harmonica will provide ambiance to enhance your garden experience.
Artists will be painting and displaying their wares, many of which will be available for purchase — from one of a kind silk scarves, to ceramics and blown glass to handcrafted clothing and wildflower field guides. Local foods will be available near both ends of the route – at Kruse Farms and the Lighthouse Bakery, and the tapas tent will be open at Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards so that after visiting their terraced gardens, you can dine as well as enjoy a discount on wine tasting.
Tickets for the tour are $12.00 and will be available on May 15 at:
- While Away Books,
- Hanson Jewelers,
- Photo Frogg in Roseburg,
- Munchies in Glide,
- Sutherlin Water Garden & Nursery in Sutherlin,
- Hall’s Mercantile & Hardware in Myrtle Creek,
- Louise’s Shopping Spot in Winston, and
- Territorial Seed Company in Cottage Grove
Tickets also will be available on the day of the tour for $15 at two of the gardens along the route. For more information on the tour contact Penny Reed at 541-637-7091.
Download the Garden Tour 2014 Press Release here.
The proceeds of this event will go to the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley.