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.
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.