Home & Garden Digest—Santa Cruz Sentinel


Master gardeners sponsor the tour in June

The UC Master Gardeners of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties are excited to host their 20th Garden Tour! Take a self-guided tour from Live Oak to Aptos on June 11th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The tour covers 10 beautiful, water-rich and pollinator-friendly garden habitats in Santa Cruz County, from suburban homesteads and peaceful retreats to a tropical oasis for friends and family to gather. Be inspired by the many ways your neighbors have managed their water usage while creating spacious and nature-friendly gardens. Every ticket purchase includes access to two bonus pre-recorded Garden Tour videos. Visit mbmg.ucanr.edu for more information and ticket purchases.


The Gardeners Club holds monthly meetings

The Gardeners Club will hold its monthly meeting on June 9th at 7pm at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista in Aptos. The Gardeners’ Club is made up of gardeners living in Santa Cruz County who share a love of plants and caring for them. Members and potential new members are invited to bring foliage and vases so everyone can take home a bouquet. For more information, visit thegardenersclub.org or call 831-475-0991.


Filoli Gardens begins summer nights

From June 2nd to September 22nd, visit the Filoli Gardens every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Stroll through the gardens, grab a drink and watch the sunset with friends. Separate tickets required, visit filoli.org for information and reservations.


Birdsong Orchards announces the start of fruit season

Visit birdsongorchards.com to find out about all the happenings on the farm and to sign up for the newsletter. U-Pick roses are still available by appointment and information about the upcoming fruit season is available.


Prevedelli Farms starts Olallieberry season

Visit prevedelli.com to pre-order Olallieberries for pickup at the local Santa Cruz Farmers’ Market or by appointment at the farm. Olallieberry season is very short, only three weeks, so don’t miss it. From the Farm Newsletter: “The Olallieberry was developed in 1949 by George F. Waldo for the United States Department of Agriculture at Oregon State University. Although developed in Oregon, the more temperate coastal regions of California proved a more suitable growing area, so it is primarily grown in rural areas of northern and central California.”

The Garden Digest is compiled by Susan Salinger. Email sentinelhomeandgarden@gmail.com to submit entries for the calendar including events, meetings, resources or anything garden related.

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