(UPDATED 4/19/2022) Description of the David Lubin Elementary School East Sacramento Garden Tour, held each year on Mother’s Day weekend. NEW: The East Sacramento Garden Tour is back for 2022! See UPDATE below.
The East Sacramento Garden Tour 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.
This fun event 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. The homes on the tour are 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 the start and finish was always a great time for the two of us to get caught up on life. The homes and landscaping we passed as we walked to and from was also 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.
(4/19/2022) The East Sacramento Garden Tour is back after being put on hold during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 23rd Annual event will be held on Mother’s Day weekend, May 7 & 8.
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