The Tillamook County Master Gardener Association hold its fifth annual Spade and Wade Garden Tour, SATURDAY, JULY 23, from Noon to 5pm. The six gardens, located in Tillamook and Netarts, will include such features as unique garden design, wide plant variety, ponds, topiary, vegetables, use of native plants, original combinations of color and texture, and beautiful garden settings. Visitors will have the opportunity to see which plants grow and thrive in our various microclimates and how gardeners deal with the challenges of deer, elk,salt and wind. The tour is self-guided, and gardens may be visited in any order. Also included in the tour is TCMGA’s own Learning Garden where refreshments will be served.
Plant sale 9am to 3pm near the Pioneer Museum in Tillamook. Plants will be provided by local master gardeners. ALSO birdhouses, garden art, herbs, natives and much more. Proceeds from the garden tour and plant sale support college scholarships for deserving county residents, the Learning Garden at the county fairgrounds, and gardening education throughout Tillamook County. Passports for entry into the gardens will cost $15 and may be purchased at the OSU Extension office in Tillamook, or the Pioneer Museum. Passports will contain garden descriptions and complete driving directions. 503-842-3433 or 503-355-2655.