Water garden tour Sunday benefits senior center
In an effort to raise money for a water and herb garden at the Truckee Senior Center, a tour of local water gardens will be offered this Sunday.
The self-guided tour, sponsored by Pamela Williams of Secret Garden Pond Service, will include up to 11 water gardens in the Truckee area.
“It’s the hottest thing in landscaping. One in eight (new) homes in Reno has one,” Williams said. “(They are) less maintenance than mowing a lawn.”
And, according to Williams, they use less water, too.
“All the water is recirculated back through (the garden),” Williams said.
Williams described water gardens as simply “nice landscaping with the inclusion of water.” Many of the local gardens, however, are more elaborate, including one with three pools connected by streams. That garden includes koi fish (large goldfish-like fish that can live to be 200 years old) and native water lilies.
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the High Sierra Herb Garden, a non-profit group that is hoping to establish a water and herb garden behind the Senior Center.
Herbs grown in the garden will be used incorporated into meals served at the Senior Center. The effort has been spearheaded by Helen Smith, a resident at the senior apartments.
“For five years, she has been trying to get an herb garden out there,” Williams said. “They are on a tight budget, and I’m trying to help her make this into something.”
Volunteers and materials for the project are still needed.
The tour of the water gardens, located in Tahoe Donner, Gateway and Prosser Lakeview, is self-guided, but the gardens must be viewed between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tour size is limited to 40 people.
Tickets, which are $10 (map included), are available at The Rock Garden, Villager Nursery and Trout Creek. For more information, call 550-9015.
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