Annual LACASA Garden Tour features nine beautiful outdoor spaces

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LACASA Center will host its 18th Annual Garden Tour Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and July 10, 2016.

This year’s fundraising event features nine eclectic gardens in a variety of city, suburban and country settings. Guests are invited to roam the grounds at each garden and chat with homeowners about gardening tips.

LACASA Center provides critical resources for local victims of child abuse and interpersonal violence.

“Our garden tour committee works all year long to coordinate this fundraising event,” said Hazel Bostic, chair of LACASA’s Garden Tour Committee. “We strive to select a variety of gardens that will inspire tour guests with ideas for their own landscapes.”

Special offerings along the 2016 tour include an informational display on hypertufa gardening, original birdhouses, and displays for LACASA’s annual Blooming Raffle and Summertime Quilt Raffle. The nonprofit also is introducing collectible cloisonné pins for purchase featuring a purple pansy, the tour’s flower of the year.

Tour guests are invited to participate in the “Stargazer Scavenger Hunt.” This friendly competition has adults and children alike searching for garden clues. Winning super sleuths are entered into a prize drawing for a bed and breakfast getaway.

Garden Tour Weekend tickets are $15 in advance at area business outlets, and $20 at garden entrances. Tour hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. All proceeds benefit victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault from the community.

To learn more about the event and to get tickets online, visit lacasacenter.org.

LACASA’s Garden Tour Committee begins its garden selection process in late July for the following year’s tour. More than 120 volunteers work at garden tour stations throughout the weekend.

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