If you asked me what a garden tour was five years ago, I probably would have referenced Better Homes and Gardens, old ladies, rose bushes, sculpted hedges, and manicured yards with frou-frou statues and lawn ornaments. You know, all that stuff.
Now what do I think about?
Homemade beer, chickens, outdoor kitchens and living rooms, mimosas, cob structures, fire pits, urban farms, and raffles. Oh, and some kick-ass gardens, too.
Welcome to the FoPo Garden Tour!
This isn’t your garden tour of yore. Rather, it’s a SE showcase of the pristine and whacky mixed in one, with a splash of FoPo edge. Yes, there will be certified backyard habitats. Sure, there will be all-native landscapes. And of course you’ll be inspired by the many talented gardeners in the neighborhood, too. But you’ll also share the tour with chickens; be offered a drink, or two; maybe treated to homemade bread baked in an outdoor oven; and run into your neighbors, both tattooed and gray. You’ll also be able to win some sweet loot: gift certificates to local businesses, locally made craftwork, etc.
This is so good, even our acclaimed and top-notch news machine mentioned it.