The tour, which includes gardens from all over Seminole County, is sponsored by the Seminole County Master Gardeners. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include educational opportunities, entertainment and beverages in the gardens of the tour.
Admission to the Seminole Spring Garden Tour is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by local business, Sunniland Corporation, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control of Fern Park, Wild Birds Unlimited of Winter Springs and Ace Hardware.
Gardens included on the tour include:
• Tommy Parisi, 128 River Oaks Cir., Sanford – Parisi’s garden includes a Cocktail tree with five fruit types, a potted collection of fragrant herbs, a screen-house, raised beds of organic veggies and a rose garden. His home also includes a private view of the Wekiva River.
• Greg King and Kevin Jarnigan, 321 Magnolia Ave., Sanford – The “visible” garden of the 1880’s home nestled in Sanford’s historic district is a haven for butterflies but the back garden gate also delivers an array of colorful blooms and textural plant masses.
• Sanford Community Garden, 18th Street Park, Sanford – The community garden contains 56 raised beds, each tended by members who rent their plots annually. Director of Leu Gardens Robert Bowden, who donated supplies for the garden, will visit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Jonathan Winfrey, Organic Sanctuary, 1319 Cochran Road, Geneva – This is a bio-diverse seed farm that practices sustainable agriculture. There are many edible, medicinal and native plants growing on the garden site. The farm also includes chickens, cows and a greenhouse.
• Larry and Connie Nadrowski, 915 Dyson Drive, Winter Springs – This garden consists of an extensive collection of colorful and unusual plants, from towering trees to flower beds. The emerald expanse of lawn gives the home a truly park-like setting.
• Becky’s Garden Therapy Garden, Becky Nichol, 240 Woodlake Drive, Maitland – This garden is a mixture of a story-book greenhouse, a tropical Koi pond named “Little Hawaii,” a Native American medicine wheel, butterfly garden and organic vegetables.
• Betty and Dustin Cole, 990 Alberta Street, Longwood – This is plant collector’s paradise with vegetables and iron found-objects to entertain the eye. Feast your eyes on the fruit trees, native plants and butterflies as you stroll through.
• Magnolia Acres, Sarah Girard, 593 W. Church Ave., Longwood – An 1888 historic Victorian Farmhouse sits at the center of the grounds of Magnolia Acres surround by fruit tress, magnolia and palm trees. The gardens also contain old era Florida flowers like Hydrangeas, lilies, roses and camellias.
Brochures are available at the Seminole County Extension Office, local plant nurseries and retailers, local libraries and municipal offices. For more information on the Spring Garden Tour contact Linda Nusbaum at 407-349-9654 of email@example.com.