Tour highlights vibrant home gardens

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The Westchester Mental Health Guild will once again offer the opportunity to tour some of the community’s most beautiful backyards at its Eighth Biennial Garden Tour. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will showcase eight vibrant home gardens in Westchester and Playa del Rey. The tour will also include the Emerson Avenue Community Garden located on the campus of Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet.

The tour will give attendees a look into the diverse styles, plantings and space configurations employed by local homeowners and landscapers. With the necessity to conserve water in Los Angeles, the tour will also feature a variety of landscaping techniques that use water-wise planting.

According to Guild co-President Judy Dews, each garden featured on the tour is unique and special and visitors should come away from the tour with many ideas and helpful information to enhance their own gardens.

On the day of the tour, there will also be a special Guilded Cage Boutique featuring plants and garden related gift items at one of the locations. Complimentary refreshments provided by the Westchester Mental Health Guild Board will be served at the garden that is hosting the boutique.

Tickets to the Garden Tour are $25 and are on sale by cash or check at the Guilded Cage Gift Shop, located at 8917-B S. Sepulveda Blvd. in Westchester, in the (Ralphs/CVS parking lot). Tickets can also be purchased online at wmhg2015garden.eventbrite.com. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

The net proceeds from the Garden Tour benefit the Airport Marina Counseling Service, enabling the nonprofit to continue to provide affordable mental healthcare services and training to pre-licensed therapists.

Tickets may also be purchased on the date of the event at 6065 W. 76th St. in Westchester.

For more information, please call (310) 641-7850