Sneak Peek 2015 Garden Tour
Garden Tour Committee
Kay McCullough - ticket, web page, garden selection, chairperson
Merrie Benoit - Garden Selection and sign placement
Shirley Smela - Businesses selling tickets
Maggie Gregg - Site volunteers
Mel Kennedy - PR advertising
How Do We Select Gardens for Tour?
A Genesee County Association Master Gardener committee selects the gardens.
1. The homeowners do not have to be Master Gardeners; however, some of them are. They just have to show a passion for gardening. Many of the homeowners have been working on developing their gardens for years.
2. The committee looks for several gardens within a close proximity. We try to keep as close a route as possible so that people are not driving all over the county to visit the gardens. If someone is interested on being on the tour but is not in the right area, we save names and addresses for future tours.
3. The committee looks for variety. Some of the gardens might be shade and some of the gardens might be sun gardens. Some gardens will be formal and some gardens will be informal gardens. We also look for gardens with interesting plants or interesting features.
4, The yards and homes do not have to be big. In fact, many of the gardens are on 1/2 acre lots.
5. Sometimes people e-mail us or sign up on a future garden tour list. The committee also drives around looking for beautiful gardens and leaves a card to show interest.
We want the guests to think, "Wow, that is pretty. I never thought of that. I could do that in my yard."
Planning for 2015
We are already thinking about 2015 garden tour and have some potentials in mind. We are thinking about the east side of Genesee County again, but this route will probably be north of I-69. A person does not have to be a Master Gardener to be on the Genesee County Association Master Gardener Garden Tour. He or she just have to have a pretty yard. We look for a variety of interesting yards within a close driving range. We also prefer not to have yards that have been professionally landscaped. The homeowners seem to really enjoy sharing a view of their gardens. If you would be interested in your home some day being on our garden tour, send me an e-mail. by filling out the information below which goes directly to my personal e-mail.
Children under 12 $2.00
Tickets will go on sale in June 3
We would love to hear from you. If you might like your home on the garden tour at a later date, please leave information. If you would just like to leave a comment, feel free. We welcome all ideas and suggestions. If you are a Master Gardener and would like to help with the garden tour, please leave information We would love to hear from you. Whatever you write will go directly to my e-mail address. It will not be posted for everyone to see.
Kay McCullough, Chairperson
Kay McCullough, Chairperson