Wellington Garden Tour Set For April 5

The Wellington Garden Club’s Garden Tour will take visitors on a guided journey Saturday, April 5 through some of the most colorful and elegant gardens in Wellington.

“The Secret Gardens of Wellington” showcases six private gardens that are tropical oases, each unique and special in its own right.

Garden Tour Chair Jayne Kiesewetter noted that the last time the event was offered, approximately 320 participants took part in the self-guided tour.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the gardens will be open, with the owners and club members available to answer questions and describe plants.

There will also be a unique plant sale, a garden art boutique, refreshments and a raffle, with net profits from the event supporting scholarships and community projects such as summer camp and horticultural scholarships, youth garden clubs and Habitat for Humanity landscaping. Raffle items include a ladies watch, a flowering tree, a handmade pendant, a Christmas palm, a specialty facial at Sanda Gané European Day Spa, two pallets of red mulch installed, a blue-ribbon king quilt, a wine tasting for 20 from Total Wine and more.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the tour and $22 each for groups of 10 or more. Get advanced tickets at Whole Foods Market (2635 State Road 7, Wellington) and Amelia’s Smarty Plants (1515 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth).

On April 4, the day of the tour, tickets can be purchased at First Baptist Church of Wellington (12700 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) starting at 9:30 a.m. To learn more, visit www.wellingtongardenclub.org or e-mail info@wellington gardenclub.org.