Mark your calendar for the Garden Tour


Kay Lantow and Carol Andrews

The Fourth annual SaddleBrooke Ranch Free Garden Tour is fast approaching on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and lasting until noon.

With six gardens to visit, every resident is sure to find answers to the most perplexing challenges presented by our unique southern Arizona region and ideas to enhance your own backyard. Or just enjoy the weather and take a stroll through these tempting gardens and meet your neighbors. This year we’ve got a variety of gardens for everyone to enjoy.

Would you like to learn about water conservation? One of our new gardens is designed to highlight easy care natives and succulents, including saguaros, ocotillos, agaves and prickly pear. Take that, Arizona Water Company!

Or, do you miss enjoying the taste of freshly picked peas, lettuce, garlic and onions from your own garden just minutes before preparation? Vegetable gardening in this arid landscape with five seasons is certainly different from your past gardening experience, but one of our gardeners has mastered it.

On the other hand, there is an abundance of wild life around us, including the fascinating hummingbirds and butterflies. Stroll amidst a landscape awash with these and be careful not to step on the quail passing through.

If you are averse to intensive gardening, or just prefer to enjoy the landscape, consider a lovely firepit, spa and pool, shaded by a Ramada. As you look towards the golf course, plantings of various kinds catch your eye.

During the coming weeks, look for more details posted at the SBR Facebook page and on the SaddleBrooke Ranch NextDoor website. As the date approaches, this will include maps to each garden and more details about what each garden has to offer. Additionally, similar information will be included in the weekly Ranch Reminder.

If you have questions, contact one of the committee members: Carol Andrews, Lisa Brown, Jamie Calhoun, Jan Christensen, Diane Fuller, Kay Lantow, Karen Rasmussen or Zann Wilson.