Hood-Case Elementary School's Nature Garden is part of A.I.S.D.'s Outdoor Learning Center. Open to the public for the first time during the 2016 Garden Tour, it will be on tour again this year in response to many requests.

Alvin Area Garden Tour slated for April 22

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Hood-Case Elementary School's Nature Garden is part of A.I.S.D.'s Outdoor Learning Center. Open to the public for the first time during the 2016 Garden Tour, it will be on tour again this year in response to many requests.

Hood-Case Elementary School’s Nature Garden is part of A.I.S.D.’s Outdoor Learning Center. Open to the public for the first time during the 2016 Garden Tour, it will be on tour again this year in response to many requests.

The 2017 Alvin Area Garden Tour Spring gardens will be glorious if we continue to have such mild, wet weather, so you won’t want to miss the sites on this year’s Seventeenth Annual Tour.

Set for Saturday, April 22 (rain or shine), the event will include all of the usual things: Plant Sale out of the House Museum garage and tours of the cottage and grounds, Alvin Garden Club’s Annual Flower Show at the Senior Center, and tours of three great private gardens that have not been toured before (one, near the House Museum, and two bigger ones east and west of Hwy 35 in the Liverpool area). There will also be a big bonus, Hood-Case Elementary School’s Nature Garden will be on tour again.

AMS always needs your help to sponsor this event. Please do as many of these things as you can: (1) Pot plants for the sale during your annual spring yard work; (2) Sign up at the February meeting to work a two-hour shift at one of the private gardens or the House Museum–or call Pat Klopp if you cannot attend the meeting or just want to be sure you can schedule a shift at the time and place you prefer; (3) Post a flier or two at your church or place of business to aid our publicity effort. Flier/maps will be available at the meeting; (4) Purchase a ticket and go on the tour–and consider giving tickets as gifts to family members and friends. The event could be a special treat for children or grandchildren or a bonus for housekeepers, groundskeepers, or volunteers who help you out now and then.

Please put the event on your calendar and spread the word to anyone you know who makes garden/patio decorations, furniture, bird cages, etc. that there will be booth space available on the House Museum grounds for a nominal fee.

For more information for anyone interested call 281- 393-1538.

Story by Karolyn Gephart