Garden Tour Set for May 7

The San Mateo Arboretum Society is looking for gardens for their 39th Hillsborough/San Mateo Garden Tour, now scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016.  The tour generally includes gardens in Hillsborough, San Mateo, and Burlingame.

Looking for gardens in San Mateo, Hillsborough & Burlingame

We make an effort to have a wide range of gardens, from pocket to estate.  This year we are especially interested in gardens that feature sustainable practices, conserve water and/or offer interesting educational opportunities.  Brown lawns, sheet mulched lawns, water-wise plantings, edibles, grey water systems,  etcetera…  All Are Welcome!

If you have a garden to suggest or would like more information, please contact me.  If you are not able to participate, do you know a landscape designer or homeowner who has an appropriate garden that you can refer us to?

This is an opportunity to showcase your creative designs and contribute to the support of San Mateo Central Park and the Arboretum Society.

The Arboretum Society was founded in 1974 and is located in San Mateo Central Park.  With the funds we raise, we provide horticultural education programs to the community, maintain the Rose, Victorian and Hummingbird/Butterfly Gardens, donate money to the Parks Department for park improvements, propagate and cultivate a diverse variety of plants for sale to the public and share our passion for gardening.  Our website is:

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.

Susan Carder
San Mateo Arboretum Society
2016 Garden Selection Committee Chair