May 15, 2018 – On Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. the U.C. Master Gardeners will host the thirteenth annual tour of five Mariposa County spring gardens. The five gardens in this year’s tour create an inspiring variety of landscapes, plants, trees and growing techniques. The tour includes two hillside pool-scapes (blending California native plants with traditional varieties), an inspiring lake-side organic garden (integrating animal husbandry), a mountain-view garden sprinkled with maple groves, and an enchanting creek side property with welcoming wildflowers, blooming along meandering trails, accentuated by enchanting yard art.
This year’s five gardens express possibilities, and integrated expressions of how people surround their homes with natural beauty. We are grateful for the hosts sharing their hard work and gardening secrets with our Mariposa community. At each home you visit on the tour you will meet the garden’s hosts and U.C. Master Gardener docents, helping answer questions with maps and labeled plants species for each of the five gardens.
The 2018 Mariposa Spring Garden Tour is an excellent way enjoy a spring day in the Sierra foothills; meet other gardening enthusiasts; and take home inspirational ideas, tips and practices for your garden. These gardens illustrate cultivation on diverse terrains, exposures and elevations. The hosts are welcoming and the docents accommodating.
Tickets are $12.00 for advanced sale at the Farm Advisor’s Office at, 5009 Fairgrounds Drive (next to the fairgrounds), The Mariposa Visitors Center, Chocolate Soup or from any Master Gardener. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour, for $15.00. For further information call the Master Gardeners’ office at, (209) 966-2417. We hope you can join us.
Let the University of California Master Gardeners of Mariposa County help you with university-based research on gardening in our foothill locale. Our resources include our website at: http://cemariposa.ucanr.edu/Master_Gardener/, local newspaper and radio program spots, Facebook page, and many excellent workshops. We also have a Helpline and Help Desk where you can ask questions specific to your own plant and garden needs.
The Helpline and Help Desk are manned Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call us, stop by and visit us, or email your questions. Feel free to leave us a message or email and Master Gardeners will research your question and get back to you as soon as possible.