Oklahoma's longest-running educational, charitable garden tour returns, Saturday, May 20, 2023! Since 1929, Club members and residents have opened their own gardens in public tours to help visitors learn more about ornamental, vegetable and herb gardening, natural and functional hardscape, water management, and lighting. The Tour offers the public's greatest opportunity to enjoy Tulsa's private residential gardens in full spring splendor. Behind-the-scenes or sneak previews of public gardens have been featured, also.
Tour tickets allow entry to all four midtown Tulsa gardens. Tour ticket is redeemed for Tour Guide at first garden for Tour details incl brief descriptions of each garden, along with Patron recognition*.
$15 Advance tickets are available via Eventbrite through 3 pm, Friday, May 19.
$20 Tour Day tickets may be purchased at the first featured garden visited on Saturday, May 20.
The Tour is self guided for visitors to move garden-to-garden as preferred. In keeping with the educational focus of the Tour, Garden/Homeowners and/or their professional teams are often on-site to answer questions.
Presented by generous Garden/homeowners, Club members and Patrons, the Tour fulfills National Garden Clubs, Inc. objectives to educate the public and advance the art of gardening, horticulture, landscape design, floral design, and environmental sciences.
Every effort is made to comply with local ordinances and Tulsa County Health Department recommendations to ensure a healthy and safe experience. Gardens may have elevation changes. Wear Green Country-weather-appropriate and garden-strolling gear to fully enjoy these special spaces.
Proceeds benefit Tulsa Garden Club formal and informal gardening education projects, including Tulsa Garden Center, OSU horticulture and landscape architecture, Oklahoma Gardening, TCC's Second Chance Program in horticulture with Conner Correctional Center inmates, along with other local and global gardening education partners.
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Garden/homeowners and their teams work for months (sometimes years!) to prepare their green spaces--of all shapes and sizes!--for Tulsa Garden Club's Tour. Garden/Homeowners and their professional teams are recognized during the exclusive pre-Tour reception.
Midtown Tulsa gardens featured during Passport to Paradise:
Questions? Email TulsaGardenClub@gmail.com.
Patrons help the Club present the Garden Tour with additional charitable support while receiving benefits:
Palladium - $1,000, benefits = printed/online recognition* incl 12 Advance tickets and Tour Guide + 8 Patron Party reservations
Platinum - $750, benefits = printed/online recognition* incl 10 Advance ticket and Tour Guide + 6 Patron Party reservations
Gold - $500, benefits = printed/online recognition* incl 8 Advance ticket and Tour Guide + 4 Patron Party reservations
Silver - $250, benefits = printed/online recognition* incl Tour Guide + 4 Advance tickets + 2 Patron Party reservations
Bronze - $90, benefits 1 Advance ticket + 1 Patron Party reservation
Patron deadlines to note:
January 15, 2023 Patron gifts (Palladium, Platinum, Gold) recognition on printed Advance ticket and TulsaGardenClub@gmail.com
May 1 Party donations and *RSVPs, to ensure distancing requirements and refreshments: TulsaGardenClub@gmail.com
Patrons may, still, support the Tour even after May 1, just waiving the Patron Party
Patron gifts (Silver+) received will be included in official Tour Guide, signage during Patron Party, in each featured garden and on TulsaGardenClub.org.
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