By Karolyn Gephart
Reporter News Staff
Heritage Gardeners are busy preparing for their 52nd annual Home for the Holidays Christmas Home Tour and Holiday Bazaar Nov. 17-18.
Five large homes will be on the tour from 1-5 pm each day. Tickets are on sale now in Friendswood for the annual event.
Along with the home tour there are several events going on throughout the two days at the Marie Workman Garden Center at 112 W. Spreading Oaks in Friendswood.
A tearoom is offered from noon to 4:30 pm each day inside the beautifully decorated Garden Center where the gardeners hold their monthly meetings. The holiday tearoom menu includes homemade chicken salad, pimento cheese, vegetable beef soup, fruit, wassail, coffee or soda along with homemade holiday desserts.
Vendors are both inside and outside and will offer the perfect holiday gifts from 9 am to 5 pm both days. Items for sale include jewelry, garden art, handcrafted birdhouses, mosaic art, artisan items that make homes complete, holiday flavored popcorn including white chocolate mint, bath melts and bath bombs, wool apparel created by hand, holiday painted shutters, seasonal wreaths and so much more.
For those who are difficult to locate the perfect gifts, there will be jars of homemade pickles and okra, bird feeding accessories, creative aprons, clever tee shirts, candle scents, jalapeno cheese bread cheese balls and unique signs and decorations.
Large raffle items will be offered by Heritage Gardeners and can be viewed inside the center.
A large bake sale will be held both days.
Tickets for the five decorated homes in the Christmas Home Tour are $12 presale and $15 at the door and are now on sale at Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, The Cake Lady, La Casita, Friendswood Frame & Gallery, Lary’s Florist and Design, Marrone Market, Phoenix Cleaners, Rancho Mexican Restaurant, Two Friends Gifts and Wild Bird’s Unlimited.
For more information go to the Heritage Gardener Facebook page or their website at www.heritagegardener.org.