Description of the annual David Lubin Elementary School East Sacramento Garden Tour, held each year on the Mother’s Day weekend.
The event is the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The proceeds are used to supplement the school’s academic programs with after-school classes and field trips.
The East Sacramento Garden Tour takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days – so you can leave and return whenever it suits you.
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A Mother’s Day Tradition
For many years my daughter and I made the East Sacramento Garden Tour our Mother’s Day tradition. The two of us would get up on Sunday morning and relax while we read the paper and enjoyed our coffee before having a special breakfast.
We had a long-standing strategy that worked well for us over the years. The tickets, purchased in advance, list the addresses of each of the seven gardens on the tour – typically located in the East Sacramento Fab 40’s neighborhood. We would walk to the furthest address where we received a booklet that described each home and garden on the tour, including the designers from local businesses that embellish each garden setting. From there we would make our way towards home visiting each garden in turn on our way back.
The walk to and from and between the showcased gardens was always a great time for the two of us to get caught up on life as we walked and admired the homes and landscaping as we passed by – it was always inspiring.
Similarly, for those mom’s less mobile I observed over the years loving daughters and sons (and their extended families in many instances) driving between the various stops on the self-guided tour.
My daughter and I would always end the tour with a last stop at the David Lubin Elementary School which features a boutique selling garden art, handmade jewelry, etc. before we headed home.
To sum up, while physical distance has brought this tradition to an end, fond memories remain. As I recently shared with a group of friends at dinner prior to the theatre – I had been one of the lucky parents who have had their child live close by for many years – for which I am grateful.
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