2019 Tour of Gardens set for May 5

Published 12:11 pm Saturday, April 27, 2019

From staff reports


Orange County Master Gardeners 2019 Tour of Gardens is 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5.

Tour nine beautiful gardens in the Orange and Bridge City area.

“We have all size gardens on the tour from small ones to acreage,” Master Gardener Catherine Powers said. “We have the whole median and one is a rosarian.”

Rosarian is a person who cultivates roses, especially as an occupation.

Tickets for the tour are $6 each and may be purchased at Orange County AgriLife Ext. office by Friday, May 3 at 11475 FM 1442, Orange or call 409-882-7010.

Tickets can also be purchased on the day of tour at any of the nine gardens.

Once tickets are purchased, one will be provided with a map and the locations of the gardens on display.

“This is a fundraiser and all the money goes back to the community,” Powers said.

Orange County Master Gardeners meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center. It starts with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. with a meeting and program following at 6:30 p.m.

Master Gardeners of Orange County is a volunteer development program offered by Texas AgriLife Extension Service and is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve the quality of life through horticultural projects.

Program objectives are implemented through the training and “employing” local volunteers, known as Master Gardeners.

They aid Extension by conducting school garden projects; answering telephone requests for horticultural information; establishing and maintaining demonstration gardens; working with special audiences in the community; and designing and implementing community improvement projects, as well as coordinating Master Gardener projects.

Take the tour on Sunday, May 5 to see how Master Gardeners make Orange County beautiful, one garden at a time