Weather is warming up...want some lavender lemonaide? No, really, it is delicious. How about learning to distill essential oils and other liquids? It would make a great Mother's Day gift for the mom who has everything.
Rancho Alegre will be open for visitors on May 15, 2005.
You can also visit one of my favorite places, Harley Farms Goat Dairy, about a 10-minute drive toward the coast.
How about my favorite humorous gift, the Portable Campfire? All the Romance, None of the Mess. Marshmallows included!
Rural gardeners offer spectacular floral views in the 3rd annual Gardens of the South Coast fundraiser!
The third annual Gardens of the South Coast self guided tour is scheduled to raise funds for the small La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District on May 14th and 15th, 2005. Gardeners are showing their support for the community by opening their private gardens from 10 am – 4 pm.
Attendees can also enjoy the rustic barn and charming edible flower gardens of Harley Farms Goat Dairy in Pescadero for a wine and cheese reception from 4-6 pm, with an informative and entertaining lecture by gardening expert Jack McKinnon. On Sunday visitors will be able to attend a tea from 4-6 p.m. at the Pescadero Creekside Inn on Stage Rd.
Spanning two days, the tour is a great way to enjoy San Mateo County’s rural coastal and hillside communities. Fourteen unusual, abundant gardens will be available for tour participants to visit over the two days. Some of the gardens guests will be enjoy include: classic ottage gardens, flowering herb gardens, a redwood shade garden, theme gardens, a plant collector’s garden, Pescadero’s Rancho Alegre lavender farm, & border gardens. Pescadero gardens will be open on Saturday May 14th. La Honda and Loma Mar gardens and Rancho Alegre will be open on Sunday, May 15th.
The premium tour includes an individual garden pass and tickets to the receptions. Ticket prices are:
One Day Premium Pass ………...…..$35
Two Day Premium Pass ………..…..$50
One Day Gardens Only Pass …….....$20
Two Day Gardens Only Pass .……..$35
Advance tickets and additional information are available by calling 650-747-9514, on the web at http://www.pescaderoschools.org/gardentour.html, or Advance at the Pescadero or La Honda Elementary School offices. Tickets will also be available the day of the event at the information booths located by the La Honda and Pescadero Post Offices. Group rates are available.
It is a known fact that many of California’s school districts are suffering due to ever dwindling State funds. The small, rural La Honda – Pescadero Unified School District is no exception. The school district has asked its two foundations, the Pescadero Education Foundation and the La Honda Educational Foundation, to raise much needed funds to prevent overcrowding in the classroom. In such small communities, the foundations have to be creative to raise the money for the $50,000 request. Money is raised through school and community pledge drives, and events that are interesting for locals as well as for visitors who enjoy the parks, beaches, and beauty of rural San Mateo County.