Five homeowners will welcome you into their gardens, large and small. One home boasts a compact, older front yard garden, while another's treasures undulate hither and yon in the back. A container garden is prepared to delight your soul, and final pair of homes and gardens complement each other in unique ways. Afterward, attendees will gather at the Anniston Museum of Natural History for a summer basket lunch prepared by Mandee Brown and friends. Attendees get first dibs at plants being readied for Saturday's annual plant (from Museum grounds) and orchid sale. New this year will be music, courtesy of Music at the Museum chaired by Vicki Brock, and a special video about The White House Garden progress through the years. Delightful!
The plant sale, which benefits the Museum's gardening efforts, will feature plants (lovingly propagated by curator Dan Spaulding) from Museum gardens.
Incidentally, there will be another plant sale in the Museum's parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. The sale, sponsored by the Master Gardeners/Tree Amigos, will feature unusual perennials, trees and shrubs for shade and sun. Proceeds will benefit the 4-H program at the Coosa Valley Attention Home.
A few tickets remain for those just bursting at the seams for spring. Call June Sariano, 237-6766, to snap one up; general admission to the Garden and Home Tour is $30, and Anniston Museum members receive a $10 discount (join now for this and many other perks).
Gardens and museums are never completed, so delight in the former to benefit the latter — before both change forever.