Land Park Garden Tour - Elements

Things have been a whirlwind around here! I am in hunter gatherer mode as I have been pulling things together for the garden I am staging for Land Park Garden Tour this Saturday (tomorrow!).  

The garden I am working on is highlighting the upcoming exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum, Transcending Vision: American Impressionism, 1870-1940 which opens at the Crocker May 14. It is soon to be followed by Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism which opens June 11. This second exhibit includes works by Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet, as well as American impressionists, John Singer Sargent and Frederick Childe Hassam.

Working with the home owners garden as well as the Impressionist art theme, I pulled together fabrics that looked "painterly" and hand crafted in navies and turquoise blues. I added a bit of green as well. Artists easels, straw hats and blue skies are what is in store this Saturday! I will be taking lots of pictures which I will post soon!

The Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. It is home to William Land Park, which includes the Sacramento Zoo, the Land Park Golf Course, two children's parks where my kids spent many a weekend growing up: Fairytale Town and Funderland. William Land Park is also home to the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival , a small fishing lake, ballparks and acres of tree shaded park area. The park is surrounded by stately homes which were built in the early 1900's ranging in style from Tudor to Monterey, Bungalow, Colonial with even a few Streamline Modern thrown in. The streets are lined with huge Sycamore trees making it one of the most beautiful areas in the city.

Proceeds from the Land Park Garden Tour benefit the School Arts Program at Holy Spirit School in Land Park as well as the Mustard Seed School arts education program.

For more information about the Land Park Garden Tour and Afternoon Tea be sure to check

I hope to see you there!