Sunday, May 4, 2008

My husband and I stopped by a garden tour today after church. It's an annual event that is held all over Southern California. Some of the gardens are as far away as San Juan Capistrano and go all the way to La Verne.
The tour was started by a woman named Mary Lou Heard who donated the proceeds to a Local Battered Woman's Shelter. Several years ago Mary Lou died of cancer and in her honor they've kept the tour going and have also started a foundation in her name. If you would like more information on her and this years tour "click here"
We stopped at only two gardens as my hubby was hungry and wanting to stop at the Blue Frog, a delightful little sandwich shop in the Orange Circle.
The English gardens surround a darling little Craftsman style home complete with a dreamy little enclosed porch filled with beautiful rose fabric pillows and potted plants.
Enjoy the pics!


ellen b. said...

You got some beautiful photos of your garden tour.

Pat said...

Thanks for the link as I went over and watched the slide show. Some lovely gardens right out of a magazine on this tour! I loved the arbors and trellises.

California has such perfect weather to have these beautiful year long gardens --you are very lucky!