Garden tour set for June 27

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For local garden lovers, a highlight of the season is the St. Anthony Park Garden Club’s tour of neighborhood gardens. This year, the tour will take place on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twelve area gardens will be featured.

The gardens selected for this year’s tour represent considerable variety: rock gardens, rain gardens, native plantings, both sun and shade gardens, both formal and informal gardens.

Anyone familiar with the topography of St. Anthony Park knows that it sometimes poses quite a challenge to the would-be gardener. Several of the gardens on this year’s tour are notable for their creative adaptation to a challenging yard.

Funds raised from the tour help support the club’s educational programs, tree planting and invasive species removal. The club also maintains gardens at the St. Anthony Park Library and the State Fairgrounds, and it supports scholarships for horticultural students at the University of Minnesota.

Advance tickets for this year’s tour are $10 for adults, $4 for ages 12 and under. They will go on sale June 6 at Speedy Market, the Bibelot Shop and Micawber’s Bookstore. Tickets will also be for sale at the St. Anthony Park Arts Festival on June 6, and they may ordered by mail:

SAP Garden Club
P.O. Box 1895
St. Paul, MN 55108

On the day of the tour, tickets ($12/$6) will be sold from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the St. Anthony Park Library.

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