FALLBROOK – The seasonal rains may have departed Fallbrook but the hills and valleys abound with riotous color and verdure. Together, with six of Fallbrook’s finest gardens, musicians, artists and vendors of jewelry, clothing and garden-related wares will entertain and delight garden enthusiasts at American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) 22nd Annual Country Garden Tour.
Fallbrook’s premium gardens include tropical plantings as well as drought-friendly foliage. Whether pastoral, formal, informal or fanciful, these gardens are sure to please the senses. The tour will also include “The Note-Ables” chorale as well as the following plein air artists who will be working in the gardens: B.J. Lane, Bonnie Rinier, Gina Abdelrahman, Phoebe Anderson, Christine Wichers, and James Helms whose sculptures will be on display.
The tour begins at the Palomares House, 1815 S. Stagecoach Lane, where maps will be provided along with complimentary cookies and beverages. Local vendors will include Ruali Jewelry, Hattitude, Creative Garden ARt, Perfectly Posh, The White Rainbow and The Love Child. Both the refreshments and vendors will be available at the end of the tour as well.
All six gardens will be open for viewing between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., allowing visitors to move from one site to another as desired. Advance tickets may be purchased for $20 at Major Market, 845 S. Main Ave.; the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, 111 S. Main Ave., or for $25 at the Palomares House on the day of the event.
22 years, AAUW has consistently raised funds through this event to offer scholarships to deserving young women at the senior high school level (who will be entering college), to give financial support for continuing education for women, as well as to provide funding for Tech Trek Math & Science Summer Camp at UCSD for eighth grade girls.
For more information, go to www.aauwfallbrookca.org.