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Out and About: Garden Party

By April 24, 2019 April 25th, 2019 No Comments

By Babs Rodriguez

Home and Garden Tours

Southlake Perennial Garden Society Tour | May 5 This year’s tour, Peek Behind the Garden Gate, takes you through seven gardens offering educational and inspiring features, including a greenhouse and a teaching garden for children. Plein air artists, master gardeners and an education station are on-site at each stop. Proceeds from the biennial event benefit the annual butterfly release at Bob Jones Park. Details 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance and $20 day of tour, on sale at garden centers and at perennialgardensociety.org.

Shade trees, walking paths and curved beds filled with perennials give this yard a parklike feel. Photos courtesy of Southlake Perennial Garden Society

This courtyard is part of a new build in the Fairmount neighborhood. Photo by Jill Johnson

Fairmount Historic District Tour of Homes | May 11-12 Renovation inspiration abounds on this annual tour in Fort Worth’s Southside neighborhood known for Craftsman details, Prairie-style Foursquares and Victorian architecture. There are four restored bungalow-style houses on the tour, two new homes with an architecturally seamless fit plus a bonus property under renovation. Most of the homes on the tour were originally built between 1890 and 1930, so expect to see exposed beams, colonnades, pocket doors, antique hardware and Fairmount’s signature wide and welcoming front porches. If you’d like an open-air journey between stops (and more inside skinny), know that Pedego Electric Bikes will be offering guided tours of this year’s homes. Visit pedegofortworth.com to make your Fairmount Homes eBike Tour reservation.
Details Noon-6 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance online, $20 on tour days at the Welcome Pavilion at SiNaCa Studios (also where online tickets are picked up), 1013 W. Magnolia Ave. For more information, visit historicfairmount.com.

Historic Fort Worth Hidden Gardens Tour | May 19 Visit six residential gardens in the historic Park Hill neighborhood for ideas and inspiration at this annual fundraiser. Each stop of the self-guided tour also includes a plein air artist whose work will be available, with a portion of sales benefiting HFW. Tickets, $25; noon to 6 p.m. rain or shine. For more information, including where to buy tickets, go to historicfortworth.org.

The homeowner worked diligently to create a European allée along the front walk of the 1929 Italianate home. But expect color bursts come tour time. Photo by Babs Rodriguez

THE DETAILS

Southlake Perennial Garden Society Tour | May 5 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance and $20 day of tour, on sale at garden centers and at perennialgardensociety.org.

Fairmount Historic District Tour of Homes | May 11-12 Noon-6 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance online, $20 on tour days at the Welcome Pavilion at SiNaCa Studios also where online tickets are picked up), 1013 W. Magnolia Ave. For more information, visit historicfairmount.com.

AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour-Open Doors/Open Gates Weekend | May 18-19 AIA Fort Worth and Historic Fort Worth present a weekend of home and garden tours, offering an up-close look at residential architecture and landscape design. This self-guided tour of residential architecture features a mix of new builds and renovations, whole-house design and home additions, contemporary to urban. Details Noon-6 p.m. May 18-19. Learn more about AIA Fort Worth and the tour at aiafortworth.org. Tickets $20 in advance, $30 the weekend of, or $10 per home. Kids under 10 get in free with an adult; now on sale at 2019aiafwhomestour.eventbrite.com

Historic Fort Worth Hidden Gardens Tour | May 19 Tickets, $25; noon to 6 p.m. rain or shine. For more information, including where to buy tickets, go to historicfortworth.org.