Garden Tour

From the magical to the whimsical and historical, guests enjoyed a day visiting specially selected private gardens during The Villagers annual fundraiser benefiting historic preservation.A 20/20 Vision of Tropical Splendor featured five lovely properties in the greater Pinecrest and Coral Gables area.

Visitors enjoyed complimentary refreshments and a gift boutique with a variety of unique garden-related items for sale.

“The tour this year is a curated collection of five heritage gardens, all carefully created by the homeowners, so it truly is a gardener’s garden tour,” explained Tour co-chair, Terry Cook. “All show a patina, you can only get through patience and time.”

One homeowner felt participating in the tour “was a really good experience.” “I have been learning about plants all my life,” she said. “It was really awesome to see so many people interested in plants.”

Tour-goers received a map to guide them to each garden as well as detailed information about landscaping highlights. Members of The Villagers were on hand with insider-details about the flora and fauna at each site.

All proceeds go toward the preservation and protection of historic sites.