The Coral Gables House and Garden Tour, “Springtime in Paradise,’ will take place from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 4, featuring properties throughout the Gables.
Participants will be treated to a tour of four private residences and gardens as well as admission, and a rare tour of the expansive Montgomery Botanical Center. The Montgomery Botanical Center is a leading garden for palms and cycads, and is usually open by reservation only.
This south Gables 120-acre palm and cycad garden was the home of Robert and Nell Montgomery, founders of Fairchild Tropical Garden. For over 30 years Nell Montgomery, an early Coral Gables Garden Club enthusiast, continued the couple’s work after Robert’s death, creating the Montgomery Foundation. Today it has a world-wide reputation as a research-driven garden focused on the science of tropical botany.
Guests will enjoy guided tours of the beautiful grounds at the Botanical Center, which also will be the site of the Garden Club’s bake sale, plant sale and popular Presidents’ Tea.
Tickets, $35 in advance and $40 at the door, are available from Coral Gables Garden Club members or online at www.coralgablesgardenclub.org. Tickets purchased will include the starting addresses.
Those who purchase tickets the day of the tour may do so at Montgomery Botanical Center.
For more information about Montgomery visit, www.montgomerybotanical.org
Founded in 1925, the not-for-profit Coral Gables Garden Club has a long history of creating and supporting nature based city-wide projects and programs. Funds raised from the Spring House and Garden Tour support efforts in youth education of our natural environment, senior garden therapy, horticulture-related scholarships, and community enhancement projects to help keep the City Beautiful, beautiful.
“We hope you will join us on Saturday, Apr. 4, for “Springtime in Paradise.” This is our signature fundraiser and promises to be a day of beautiful homes, gorgeous gardens, and an uncommon opportunity to visit the Montgomery Botanical Center,” said Judy Mangasarian, Coral Gables Garden Club president.