Date Set for Samaritan House Secret Garden Tour
The thirteenth annual Secret Garden Tour sponsored by the Samaritan House Homeless Family Shelter in Newport is set for Sunday, June 26, from 12-5 pm. Tickets are only $25 and include visits to the gardens, plus light snacks and wine, as well as musical entertainment. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water. Shuttles will be provided to access some of the gardens.
This year the gardens are in the unique coastal community of Otter Rock, just north of Newport. The gardens have many special features, including ocean views, natural grasses, garden art, rock walls, and a piece of a McCullough bridge.
The garden tour provides an opportunity to see lovely gardens that are normally only enjoyed by the owners and their families and friends. It is a wonderful way to see the many flowers, grasses, and plants that can be grown at the coast, as well as how to use the natural beauty of the area to enhance your own garden and yard.
The money raised from this event benefits the Samaritan House Homeless Family Shelter, the only family shelter on the coast between Coos Bay and Tillamook. Its mission is to shelter, educate, and guide homeless families with children towards independent living.
Beginning May 8, tickets will be available at JC Thriftway Market in Newport, Toledo Feed and Seed, Bear Valley Nursery and Landscaping in Lincoln City, and at the Samaritan House office – 715 NW Bay St in Newport. Tickets are also available on-line at brownpapertickets.com. More information is available at www.samfamshelter.org or by calling 541-574-8898.