Highland BLOOMS today! Saturday, May 19, 2012

Today from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., seven Highland homeowners will open the gates to their unique and beautiful gardens for you to enjoy.

Tickets are available from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at C&C Electric, 2430 Line Avenue, and at all gardens on the tour through close, for $13. Raffle tickets for a beautiful water feature are also available for $2 each. The raffle prize can be seen at the garden of Howard and Sarah Scott, 2300 Creswell Avenue, also the location of a red tag sale of vintage and unique garden items.

Addresses and a map are on the back of each ticket and you are free to choose your course, whether driving or biking. You’ll find treats and surprises all along the way, including tastes of the new restaurant, Twine, at the garden of John and Jodie Gharbi, 833 Prospect Street, homemade Neiman Marcus cookies at the garden of Steve and Jean Kemp, 1045 Dalzell Street, free pass-along plants (supplies are limited) at two gardens, and live music by two of the best jazz trios around.

Tchai will be performing 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. today at the garden of Liz Swaine and Steve Culp, located at 2102 Southern Avenue.

Tchai is Robert Trudeau, Ron Hardy, and Tracy Chappell. Read more about Tchai here.

2102 Southern Ave. will also feature Highland artisans with tax-free art and jewelry for sale.

Onya will be performing today 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the garden of Dr. Ted and Lisa Warren, located at 947 College Street.

Onya is Bryan Basco, Onya, and Darren Osborn. Read more about Onya here.

947 College St. will also feature tasty bites from Highland restaurants Columbia Cafe, Marilynn’s Place, Frank-n-Bean Tavern, Macaroni Grill, and Cheesecakes & More.

We welcome you to experience Highland today as Highland BLOOMS!

Win this water feature for your garden at Highland Blooms!

You can win this garden water feature at Highland Blooms! on May 19

Want this beautiful water feature for your garden? Join us for Highland Blooms! on Saturday, May 19, and it could be yours. Raffle tickets are available¬†online and will be at all seven gardens on the tour for $2, so be sure to pick up several. You can see this lovely work of art, valued at over $200, the day of the tour at the garden of Howard and Sarah Scott at 2300 Creswell Avenue.¬†It’s made from glazed terra-cotta, is approximately 4′ tall, and comes as a complete kit (including pump), ready to use after minimal assembly.

The drawing will be held at the end of the tour. You do not need to be present to win. All proceeds benefit the Highland Restoration Association.

Good luck!