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Pence Gallery Annual Garden Tour
May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm$25 – $35
Plant enthusiasts and gardeners alike are invited to attend the Pence Gallery’s 29th Annual Garden Tour on Sunday, May 1, from 12 – 5 PM. After a two-year break, we are so glad to bring back this event which provides a great opportunity to visit with friends and family during the height of spring weather. Enjoy a self-guided tour through five gorgeous private gardens in Davis on the Pence’s annual Garden Tour. This year’s Tour features several homes with large gardens located on the outskirts of town, as well as several gardens spread throughout Davis. Additionally, learn about plant selection and landscaping from Yolo County Master Gardeners.
Tour highlights include gardens featuring a greenhouse and several ponds, a mid-century design home, copious fruit trees, and a charming gazebo. Onsite, watch plein air painters Leslie DuPratt, Rhonda Egan, Karen Fess-Uecker, Kaye Gamper, Chris Kidd, Mary Kobashigawa, and Marlene Lee create beautiful landscapes right before your eyes. From 12 – 3 PM, Natalie Mackenzie will be spinning wool at one of the gardens. After the event, their paintings will be displayed at the Pence from May 24 – June 24, with a free reception on June 10, 6 – 9 PM for the Garden Tour artists, volunteers, and the public.
Attendees can stop by the Pence at 4 PM for a tour by Director Natalie Nelson of Gayle BonDurant’s nature-inspired work in her exhibit Seasonal Gestures. We will have two other exhibits open for visitors to see and learn about, On the Edge: CCA Clay and Marsha Schindler’s solo exhibit Life Whispers, Listen Carefully. Visitors at the gallery may also pick up a gift bag with special discounts and treats (limited to the first 100 people).
Starting April 1, tickets are available for $25 members/$30 non-members ($35 day of event) and will be sold through Redwood Barn, Newsbeat, and the Pence Gallery (also online at www.pencegallery.org). Tickets purchased through our website will be available for pick-up at the Gallery the next business day, or can be mailed to you with a small additional mailing fee.
This event provides essential funds to support the mission of the Pence Gallery, a nonprofit art organization.
Event Sponsors: Tandem Properties, Bill & Nancy Roe, MAK Design + Build, Plant Right, Kim Eichorn/Lyon Real Estate, Chris Corbett Design, Maren Heise & Anne Lincoln/Lyon Real Estate, Redwood Barn, John Lescroart & Lisa Sawyer, Dick and Marilyn McCapes, Kathy & Henry Thornhill, Recology Davis, KW Construction, David & Anne Hawke, Loyola Landscaping, Roger & Claudia Salquist, Christine Bruhn, Diane Lardelli, Cynthia Gerber.
For additional information:
Phone: (530) 758-3370
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30 AM – 5 PM
Address: 212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616
Image: Linda Erfle, Summer Solstice, watercolor, 2005. www.lindaerfle.net