Bloomers Finalize Garden Tour Plans

Gardens are blooming and homeowners are ready to greet you Saturday, June 29 from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. for the ‘Tour of Back Mountain Gardens’.

This will be the sixth biennial garden tour presented by the Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club benefitting the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association and the Back Mountain Trail.

A new addition this year will be painting ‘in the open air’ at each of the six private homes by members of the Wyoming Valley Art League and a gallery showing of paintings at one of the homes. Demonstrations and workshops by some of the region’s most recognized master gardeners, landscapers and arborists are also part of the tour happenings.

Four Dallas homeowners have generously opened their properties and gardens for the public to peruse and enjoy the fruits of their labor and the wonders of their imaginative designs and creativity. The Bloomers have identified and published the names of the perennial flowers, shrubs and trees to enhance the public’s enjoyment and education. Bloomers will also be available to answer questions.

Harvey’s Lake properties are also a new addition to the tour this year. For ticket reservation information call Julie at (570) 696-5082 or e-mail jjmcmon@frontier.net.Tickets can also be purchased the day of the tour, June 29, beginning at 9 a. m. at Misericordia University Anderson Health and Sport Center, North Gate, 301 Lake St. Dallas.

The Garden Tour Program includes directions and a map to each of the nearby four Dallas properties and to Harvey’s Lake. Shuttle service will be provided at one of the lake properties. A list of restaurant sponsors offering coupons or tour day specials will be given to ticket holders. Canvas garden tote bags with sponsors’ information and coupons are included for the first 500 ticket reservations.

Garden entrance tickets, programs including tour map, and tote bags can be picked up at the Anderson Center, on the day of the tour beginning at 9 a. m. Saturday, June 29.