2012 Spring Garden Tour

Musicians Performing

  • L & M,s Cello Quartet
  • Arlene Tayloe & Melissa Orr, violin duet
  • Robert Ross, classical guitar
  • Alice Mallory, keyboard
  • Rae Otto, keyboard
  • More Fools Than Wise: Madrigal Singers

March winds and April showers (and sometimes snow) bring forth May flowers!

Just keep telling yourself that – over and over again – like a mantra – and that is how you will survive this spring.
Last year Ashland set records for rain in March, April, and May, which is why the Ashland AAUW (American Association of University Women) 17th Annual Spring Garden Tour has been moved ahead one week to Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 11:00a.m. To 5:00p.m! Changing the date meant infringing on the “Art for the Garden/Art for the Home” event which traditionally has run Friday, Saturday and Sunday the same weekend, so in a true spirit of cooperation we asked them if we could combine the two events. And they said yes!

It is going to be a stunning weekend full of wonderful garden adventures! This year’s Spring Garden Tour will feature six gardens all within the city of Ashland. The gardens are a delightful variety of “do it yourself,” professionally landscaped, reclaiming nature, community gardens, small gardens, and deck gardens! There is literally something for everyone! In addition to the sounds of cascading waterfalls and songbirds, the sweet sounds of music performed by a number of local musicians, will entertain you at two of our gardens. When you visit the “Railroad District” garden you can partake of pastries and liquid refreshments while enjoying these gifted musicians. Our mission “To advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research” is made possible by the money we make from the Spring Garden Tour, our largest fundraiser of the year.

Tickets are $15 each/no charge for children under 10, and can be purchased at Paddington Station and The Grange Co-op in Ashland, the Grange Co-op in South Medford and online via PayPal at In keeping with our partners event theme, “Art for the Garden/Art for the Home”, we will be selling raffle tickets at $5 each for a chance to win one of several pieces of garden art provided by the 25 local artists they are featuring. For more detailed information and pictures please visit us at


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Shields Bialasik

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