Garden tour benefits Quarryhill
Quarryhill Botanical Garden is hosting their Fall Garden Tour on Thursday, Sept. 12, a rare opportunity to visit three spectacular Sonoma County gardens.
The first stop is the Rathman garden, which was created by Sonoma designer Paul Rozanski, and is a beautiful balance of stately courtyards, sunny lavender borders, ornamental grasses, and a rose garden, all overlooking a serene infinity pool. This newly remodeled home boasts vistas of adjacent vineyards, a lotus pond, and a native oak grove.
The second stop is the Hughes Garden, which was also designed by Paul Rozanski, and holds surprises at every turn – from a magnificent heritage oak to numerous Japanese maples, an enclosed evergreen “secret garden,” and a hydrangea garden. Intricate stone walls and walkways run throughout the shaded site, culminating at patios, a pool house, and floral borders edging a vineyard.
Last is the breathtaking Murray Vineyard. Designed by Marta Fry Landscape Architects of San Francisco, this garden both complements and contrasts with the strong geometry of the house, and the site itself, with its vineyard rows and densely forested surroundings.
This is a must-attend event for garden enthusiasts. The price is $125 for members and $145 for non-members. There are three time slots to choose from: 9:30 a.m. , 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Space is limited, so call 996-3166 to reserve your spot today.
Quarryhill is located at 12841 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen. For more info on this event, or others at Quarryhill Botanical Garden, go to quarryhillbg.org.