The Paradise Garden Tour is on for 2023!
This year the tour will feature examples, tips, tricks, handy hints, and demonstrations for bringing yards and gardens back to life. Our tagline this year is "Watch Us Grow!"
Save the dates: Saturday, June 3rd, and Sunday, June 4th!!
Tickets will be available around town
and from PGCI members starting April 1st
OR you can order ahead here for pickup at Will Call:
(PGCI's Refund Policy)
(Want to order raffle tickets ahead, too?)
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TIMES: 10am to 4pm both days
FEATURES: This is a self-guided, driving/strolling tour of privately owned gardens in Paradise. At the Tour Hub (the center of operations, demonstrations, and other information) you'll find a big Plant Sale and our Gardener's Boutique.
HUB LOCATION: PID Lower Parking Lot, 6332 Clark Rd, Paradise, CA 95969
Proceeds go to support our scholarship and civic beautification programs, including our Daffodils Across the Ridge project. (You know those cheery yellow daffodils you see spangling Paradise every spring? Yeah, we did that; and the annual Paradise Garden Tour is part of how we do that.)
If you'd like to donate items for us to use in fundraising: we're looking for new or very gently used garden-related items only. Includes garden tools and still-packaged supplies. Healthy potted plants also are welcome but can be received only during the afternoon of Friday, June 2nd to minimize storage time without water.
Please contact us at 530-877-3435 to be sure your donation falls within these guidelines. The Tour Team Lead's decisions are final.
If you'd like to simply donate to our Scholarships or other projects, thank you and please scroll down to the Care to Donate? info at the bottom on this page.
Incidentally, a team project with a specific, crowning event (such as, say, putting on a community garden tour) actually is fun, and might be an experience not to be missed in life. If you're interested please see our Join Us page OR contact our Membership Lead, Debi Durham, at membership@ParadiseGardenTour.org with any questions.
From 1992 until June of 2018, the first full Paradise weekend in June featured the Paradise Garden Tour: a wonderful weekend of gentle garden appreciation for both residents and "garden tourists," visitors who came to Paradise specifically for this event. This annual fundraiser has been what allowed this 501(c)3 organization to undertake year-round civic beautification projects in Paradise and also to grant scholarships for second-year students in nearby Butte College's Environmental Horticulture Program. (In fact since that scholarship program began in 1998, PGCI has been able to contribute over $56,000 in such scholarships.) After the 2018 tour we took a couple of years off, seeing as how there were few gardens in Paradise after the Camp Fire. However, it's 2023 now, and we're coming back strong.
Oh, and... care to donate?
If you feel moved to do so, we'd be grateful for any financial contribution toward our work in the months and years to come. See our Garden Shop for how. PGCI is a registered 501(c)3.