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Garden tour on Saturday benefits historical society

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The Lake Tahoe Historical Society "Tahoe in Bloom" garden tour scheduled for Saturday will feature seven homes throughout the South Shore.

Thirty years ago, on a half acre situated among the pines, the evolution of a garden took place. First, there were a few aspen trees placed in, then a few perennials for a shade garden, then a few “living” rooms for gatherings or quiet reflections. With a small house and a large lot, the owners created spaces over the years ranging from the more formal look to work space to the informal natural. Enter into this retreat through a “moon gate” and step out of the busyness of daily life.

Not too far away, built on the edge of the Barton Ranch overlooking the meadow and Truckee River, another garden resides. This garden is a combination of Tahoe transplanted natives, including aspen trees from the top of Spooner Summit and ferns from Cascade Lake, and perennials, boulders and trees, creating a semi-formal setting in a big expanse.

These and other gardens will be on exhibit Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tahoe in Bloom is a garden tour to benefit the Lake Tahoe Historical Society and this year is the second annual. The tour consists of seven gardens throughout the South Shore, from Al Tahoe to Cascade Properties.

The Dream Spirit Baroque Band will play from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Garden No. 2. Light refreshments will be served throughout the tour. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, 3066 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; Aspen Hollow, 541 Emerald Bay Road; Sunbasin Landscape & Nursery, 276 Kingsbury Grade; Nel’s Garden Center, 1050 Fremont Ave.; and Grass Lake Nursery, 905 Emerald Bay Road.

For more information call the Lake Tahoe Historical Museum at (530) 541-5458.


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