A garden with a natural stream and an English Tudor home featuring portions of a 17th century church are just a couple of highlights of the second home and garden tour this Sunday benefiting Verdugo Mental Health.
The 2008 Gardens of Glendale and Beyond will offer a self-guided tour of five gardens and one home, with proceeds going to the center’s mental health programs, said Susan Eyraud, director of services and admissions at Verdugo Mental Health. The homes are in Glendale, La Crescenta and Los Angeles.
The first tour, in 2006, drew 50 people and raised $500 after expenses, Eyraud said.
“It seems to me this was a no-brainer as far as raising money,” she said. “I would see hordes of people going on the tours. I thought it was a wonderful way to give the public a chance to look at what people do, what kind of flowers and the configuration they use, and how they might be able to use those ideas in their own garden.”