July 27 column

Boy, this month is really going by quickly, don't you think? It's time for another of my columns and this one is about the last garden tour of the summer: Tour shows off South Hill oases.

The Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane are hosting their 28th annual Yard & Garden Tour next Sun., Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be seven gardens featured on the tour and the great news is that they're all on the South Hill and quite close to one another, so that makes it easy to get from one to the next.

Tickets cost $10; children under 12 get in free. You can purchase tickets ahead of time at either of the Northwest Seed & Pet locations or Judy's Enchanted Garden, which is on NW Blvd. Or you can get tickets at any of the gardens on the tour:

In my column, I featured the beautiful garden of Norma Gavin, which is part of the tour. The photos on this post were taken during my visit there.

Proceeds from the tour will go toward beautification and gardening projects in the Spokane area, so it's for a good cause in our community. I hope you can make it to the tour!