The Villagers’ GARDEN TOUR 2020
A 20/20 Vision of Tropical SplendorCharity & Social Events, Events of the Week
From the magical to the whimsical and historical, enjoy a day visiting specially selected private gardens during The Villagers annual fundraiser benefiting historic preservation. “A 20/20 Vision of Tropical Splendor” will feature five lovely properties in the greater Pinecrest and Coral Gables area.
Visitors may enjoy complimentary refreshments and a gift boutique with a variety of unique garden-related items for sale. The boutique will remain open until 4 pm, an hour after the tour ends.”The tour this year is a curated collection of five heritage gardens, all carefully created by the homeowners, so it truly is a gardener’s garden tour,” explained Tour co-chair, Terry Cook.
Tickets may be purchased in advance from Villagers‘ members or on-line for $35. The day of the tour, tickets will be available for $40 at 8525 SW 96th St. or at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave.
Tour-goers will receive a map to guide them to each garden as well as detailed information about landscaping highlights. Members of The Villagers will be on hand with insider-details about the flora and fauna at each site.Participants drive their own vehicles between the properties.
The venues cannot accommodate
wheelchairs, walkers or strollers and carpooling and flat shoes are encouraged. There is no smoking or photography
The 2020 Villagers’ Garden Tour Committee is chaired by Jody Crosland, Terry Cook, and Sheila Revell with assistance from Debbie Kavanaugh, Loyda Lewis, Fran Blake, Valerie and Paula Volpe, Bonnie Hutton, April Matteini, and Karen Buchsbaum.
The Villagers is Miami-Dade County’s oldest historic preservation organization, founded in 1966. Close to 80 local organizations have received funding for preservation projects and college scholarships are awarded annually to students studying historic preservation.