OLYMPIA – The eleventh annual Garden Rhapsodies Tour takes place July 29, 2006 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. This unique garden tour features six lovely gardens that are cared for with the environment in mind. The Garden Rhapsodies Tour is a unique partnership between the Thurston County Environmental Health Department, the City of Olympia, Washington State University Master Gardeners, Native Plant Salvage Project, and the Olympia Symphony Guild. Thurston County and the City of Olympia provide educational materials to take home from the tour. Master Gardeners, Master Recyclers, and Native Plant Salvage volunteers are on hand to answer questions, and the Olympia Symphony Guild offers musicians adding a touch of rhapsody to the event. In addition, local groups provide garden-related demonstrations and displays, while artists add to the ambience, capturing moments in the gardens.
Tickets are on sale beginning July 1st at local nurseries, Olympia Federal Savings and the Master Gardener's booth at the Olympia Farmer's Market. Tickets are $15 and include transportation to each garden. Kids under 16 are free while accompanied by an adult.