Tenth Annual English Tea and Tour

Tour Date:  Sunday June 3 2007

This is the 10th Annual Garden Tour and English Tea for the Shasta Lake Garden Project.

Members plan an even more special tour and tea to celebrate the 10th year of “enhancing the community through gardening” as the club motto so aptly states.

The tea and tour is scheduled for Sunday June 3. This is the main fund raiser for the non-profit group with all proceeds going directly to the gardens that the SLGP started along Shasta Dam Boulevard 10 years ago.

Donation is $20 per person. . Maps and tickets are available in advance only and can be obtained by mail at P.O. Box 505, Shasta Lake, and CA 96019. Or at Creekside Gardens on Twin View, Wild Thyme Gifts & Gardens on Oregon St or Jose Antonios on Hartnell.

5 private gardens and the newly created Community Memorial Garden will be open for the tour. Part of the Memorial gardens is dedicated to native plants. Native American and retired teacher, Genny Seeley will be giving instructional talks, explaining the growth and uses of these interesting plants every hour during the tour.

Pat Mallotte will be selling her year’s bonanza of plants especially propagated for this area from her home garden.

Organizers said the gardens will have a wide variety of design and specimen plants. Focal points will include gazebos, ponds, creeks and spectacular views. Each garden has presented a unique challenge to the gardener and shows ways to cope with terrain and microclimate.

The English tea will be held in a serene garden of a Tierra Oaks estate. Guests will be served imported tea and tasty delicacies from fine china.

Musicians playing classical and traditional music will change every hour at the garden where the tea is being held

Artists and artisans at the various gardens will be demonstrating their skills and selling their garden art

The menu will be served by students from Liberty Christian under the direction of Blair and Kristine Benham.