Tour of area gardens Saturday
In a park-like setting high up the mountain near Heavenly Ski Resort, there is the Alpine version of the cottage garden. The garden features a waterfall plus a pond, recycled sculpture, hollyhocks, lilies, hostas, violets and room enough to play baseball – if one is careful. And in the distance, seen from one of the several quiet sitting areas, is the broad expanse of the lake. It’s a peaceful place, meant to restore one’s spirit.
Another place meant to restore spirit is a Zen-like garden attached to a commercial office next to a busy intersection. Planned to give the employees and visitors space to think, this small area features a babbling brook, Asian grass, Japanese maples, and rock seating areas that wind around the building to provide solitude and privacy.
These and other gardens will be on exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. “Tahoe in Bloom” is a garden tour to benefit the Lake Tahoe Historical Society. The tour consists of seven gardens throughout the South Shore.
The Dream Spirit Baroque Band will play from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garden No. 1. Tickets are $12 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; and Nel’s Garden Center, 1050 Fremont Ave. For more information call the Lake Tahoe Historical Museum at (530) 541-5458.