Mission Hills Garden Walk Set for May 8

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

The 23rd Annual Mission Hills Garden Club is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday May 8.  Titled, Where Flowers Bloom, So Does Hope, will again be held on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend. The theme, incorporating a phrase attributed to Lady Bird Johnson, is fitting to the beginning of emergence from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Five of the nine gardens included in this year’s walk have never been included in a garden walk, and several favorites from past years have been significantly updated, offering surprises and ideas for novice and experienced gardeners. While two of the gardens are on clearly visible large lots, others’ expanses are hidden from street view.

Visitors will enjoy intimate spaces and unique plant specimens in all the gardens. Knowing that many school youth have been learning at home, this year’s Garden Walk will include a scavenger hunt with a prize for all youth finding the treasures in the gardens.

Admission is free for children 10 and under, however strollers are not allowed in the gardens. The Garden Walk is designed to be a leisurely two-mile stroll through Mission Hills, known for its variety of home and garden styles. To assure safety again this year, participants will select a time slot for starting the walk, with a limited number of individuals in any one garden at a time.

Guests should plan to wear facemasks and practice physical distancing. Participants will pick up their map at Mission Hills Nursery, 1525 Fort Stockton Drive on the day of the walk at their selected start time. Tickets can be purchased in advance ($30) at www.missionhillsgardenclub.org. There is no guarantee tickets will be available the day of the walk.

The Mission Hills Garden Club, established in 1997, is a non-profit, community service organization dedicated to educate, engage, beautify, and give back. Proceeds from the annual garden walk support community improvement projects such as the Gecko Garden at Grant Elementary, restoration of Allen Canyon, Pioneer Park, and Presidio Park, and scholarships to students studying agriculture and related fields.

For more information, visit missionhillsgardenclub.org.

Water treatments and yard sculptures are commonly seen during the Mission Hills Garden Walk.

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