The Capay Valley is home to an amazing array of gardeners and farmers, ranging from a 2-acre homesteading garden to a 20-acre floral production field. There definitely is something to delight everyone. Most of all, it will a delightful day to spend with your Mother.
At least 7 gardens will be on display sprinkled throughout the Capay Valley’s towns of Esparto, Capay, Brooks, Guinda and Rumsey. Along with the colorful gardens, there are other points of interest including great picnic locations, antique shopping and delicious wine tasting.
The Guinda Commons Farm Kitchen will be providing a picnic lunch for those wanting to purchase a locally sourced meal. The farm and garden tours are all self-guided, so you can take your time and linger at those gardens that really draw you in.
There will be a large array of Workshops offered throughout the day including:
- Floral demonstration by local Event Florist Hannah Muller, including a “pick your own bouquet” at Full Belly Farm
- Boutonniere and Flower Crown bar at Good Humus Produce
- Many other wonderful hands-on workshops showcasing the best of spring flowers, herbalism & art
The local gardeners make the day an especially exceptional event. Annie Main from Good Humus has a wonderful 30-year old botanical garden, including plants from her great grandmother, interspersed with flowers and herbs used especially for wedding arrangements and market bouquets. Annie’s knowledge of plants and plant care is dizzying. Annie will be at Good Humus to answer any gardening questions.
For those who are looking to purchase plants, the Chamisa Ridge Nursery will be open all day. The nursery’s focus is on unique species and exceptional forms not readily available in the nursery trade. Chamisa Ridge Nursery specializes in plants both beautiful and visually sympathetic to the spirit of the West, especially useful for not-irrigated landscapes.
The garden tour costs $10.00 per person. Children under 12 are free. You may bring your own picnic and spread a blanket out under a tree at one of the gardens. Be sure to pick up a local lunch box available for $12.00 at the Guinda Western Yolo Grange Hall. Each workshop is only $10.00. Better yet, get 3 for $25.00.
All proceeds from the garden tour, benefit community beautification and enhancement projects in the Capay Valley.
Please visit www.thecapayvalleygardentour.com to purchase tickets online or call 530 796-3464 for more information.