ASTORIA — The Lower Columbia Preservation Society is hosting a “Pocket to Palatial” garden tour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. A sampling of private and public gardens in Astoria, the tour will feature “gardens created from ingenuity and adaptation,” organizers said.
“From jackhammering asphalt, re-imagining parking lots, terracing hillsides, applying yards of compost and mulch, to completely changing a garden after a loss of a forest … the tour will offer ideas for everyone and celebrates the vision of the garden creators,” the Preservation Society wrote in a release.
The self-guided tour includes Clatsop County Master Gardeners consultations and a beer tasting at Fort George Brewery’s demonstration garden.
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for Preservation Society members. Advance tickets are available:
• at lcpsociety.org
• by mail at PO Box 1334, Astoria, Ore., 97103 (online and mail-order tickets will be held in will-call at the Preservation Society office for pick up the day of the tour)
• at the Astoria Sunday Market on July 30 and Aug. 6.
Day-of tour tickets will be sold at the LCPS office: 389 12th St., in the Elliot Hotel building.
Join the Lower Columbia Preservation Society, or renew membership, at the time of ticket purchase and receive tour tickets with the price of membership.
Membership is $15 per individual and $25 per family per year. Benefits include lectures, workshops, tours for free or at a discount; the “Restoria” newsletter; and notices of preservation-related news and events.
Check out the website, lcpsociety.org, for upcoming events and further information. Proceeds will promote the nonprofit organization’s mission: “to preserve, protect and promote the historic architecture in the Lower Columbia region.”