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Gardens and art on tour in Colfax

Valerie Cassity
Staff writer

The Colfax Garden Club will be hosting their annual Garden & Art Tour from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, throughout the Colfax area.

Six privately owned gardens plus the town's community garden will be featured this year.

The tour will include a variety of gardens in beautiful local settings.

The first stop is Hacienda Cana, a spectacular sanctuary where creativity abounds around every corner. This site has a "wedding" chapel and suspension bridge.

Next are the Serenity Gardens, where rust-enhanced relics mingle with grasses, lavender, and other drought-tolerant plants.

Rohrer Ridge Foothill Garden boasts a small vineyard, a huge deck with stunning views, a pond for wildlife, and a 100-year-old barn.

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Keystone Manor began in 1978 and includes three levels of massing plantings and a water feature ending in a pool of happy fish.

Next, travel to the Sierra Vista Community Garden, an all-organic garden maintained by local residents.

The Garden of Babylon is next; a postage stamp space where every nook and cranny has been filled with colorful plants and delightful yard art.

You will also have the opportunity to peek inside their '50s diner and antique-filled parlor.

Finally, the tour ends at Graesone garden, which began in the 1930s and contains a variety of plant species including the newest "hoop" structure and no-waste water system.

Tickets for the tour are $20, free for children 12 and under, and available now in Colfax at Café Luna, Colfax Farm & Country Store, Hills Flat Nursery, and Big Bear Nursery.

Tickets are also available in Auburn at Eisley's Nursery, in Grass Valley at the Weiss Brothers and Hills Flat Nurseries, and in Nevada City at Prospector's Nursery.

On the day of the tour, you can also purchase tickets at Garden No. 1 located at 26020 Hwy. 174 or Garden No. 7 located at 1190 Cana Lane. Both locations are in Colfax. All proceeds from the Garden and Art tour support community projects. For more information, contact Zee Baird at 530-389-7065 or email

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