I don’t know about you, but well over a year into Covid19, it feels a bit like I’m trudging through things these days. It has been a long, weird, hard year and I am ready for the light that keeps growing slightly brighter down at the end of that tunnel. Spring tends to cheer me up a bit, with the warmer temps, chirping birds, and fragrant blossoms everywhere I look. I’ll tell you what I’m really looking forward to: On April 24th, the first of a series of three garden tours that will occur over the growing season in 2021 is going to happen, and I think it will be just the thing I need to start pulling me out of this Covid funk.
The tour is organized by Mosaic Community Land Trust in partnership with Building a Better Boyertown and the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation, and features some of the past winners of the annual Home Garden Contest that occurs in the two boroughs, as well as a few other special gardens in the area.
Tickets can be purchased online for $20 in advance or for $25 on the day of tour. Series tickets, which include all 3 tours in 2021, can be purchased for $50. Dates of the tours are April 24th, July 10th and September 18th. For those who purchase a special ticket to the April 24th tour, a brunch has been arranged at Gracie’s 21st Century Cafe in the outdoor dining area. Tour plus a lunch ticket for Gracie’s are $50 per person (*tips and alcohol not included).
Garden tour attendees will be notified in advance of starting points in both Pottstown and Boyertown. On the day of the tour, attendees will receive garden descriptions and a map of the tour. Ticketholders are free to visit any of the gardens during the four-hour period they are open. Tour attendees will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite garden, and the garden with the most votes will be recognized at the annual Home Garden Contest Awards Banquet. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the following link: