Lake of the Sky Garden Club’s annual tour returns to Truckee Saturday, July 30 | SierraSun.com

Lake of the Sky Garden Club’s annual tour returns to Truckee Saturday, July 30

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212;-Lake of the Sky Garden Club invites you to discover some of Truckeeand#8217;s finest hidden gardens. They will hold their 23rd annual garden tour Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m-4 p.m. This yearand#8217;s event features eight gardens, including a Donner Lake lakefront garden. Truckee Donner Public Utility Districtand#8217;s Patricia S. Sutton Conservation Garden is also on the tour, and a TDPUD representative will be on hand to answer questions and pass out literature and free water-efficient gadgets. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets may be purchased for $20 at all local Tahoe nurseries and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, or by sending a check or money order to Lake of the Sky Garden Club, P.O. Box 1827, Tahoe City, CA 96145-1827.

Tickets sell out quickly and may not be available on tour day. For more information, contact Rich Caravelli at 530-583-4066 or rlc814@sbcglobal.net or visit the cluband#8217;s web site at http://www.lake-of-the-sky.org.

Lake of the Sky Garden Club is a nonprofit organization and member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region and California Garden Clubs, Inc., Golden Foothills District. The club generally meets on the last Monday of the month from March through October.

Its goals are to promote an interest in gardening, with particular emphasis on the problems at high altitude, to support charitable, educational and scientific works, as well as to initiate and participate in beautification and developmental gardening projects in the North Tahoe region. Each year the proceeds from the garden tour fund scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science and grants for local community projects such as Tahoe City Historical Society, the Watson Cabin, Thunderbird Lodge, local schools and libraries.

This yearand#8217;s grant recipients are the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden in Incline Village, Nev.; Thunderbird Lodge near Incline Village, Nev.; Truckee Cemetery District; North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, Tahoe City; Project MANA, Truckee Community Garden; North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Kings Beach; Rideout Community Garden, Tahoe City; Ehrman Mansion, Sugar Pine Point State Park and UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station at the Historic Fish Hatchery, Tahoe City. A donation from the tour is also earmarked for the Tahoe Forest Hospital Hospice Garden.