It’s time to celebrate spring during the annual Home and Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28. This important fundraiser’s proceeds benefit Sierra 2 Center operations and SCNA programs.
Classic Model A automobiles will parade along our streets and stop by tour sites. Piano and guitar music will be played in one of the homes and in the backyard of another.
At the north end of Curtis Park, food, music, and information displays will round out the day. A demonstration on historic window repair is planned.
This year’s lineup showcases variations on Tudors, one Bungalow, and two special backyards, plus four front yard bonus highlights. Three 1920s Tudor homes feature both modern and classic furnishings within their historic walls.
The Van Buren home was rebuilt after a major fire. It features classic and modern furnishings intermingled within new walls carefully designed to replicate the historic setting.
The pre-WWI Bungalow conveys all the ideals on which it was built—many large windows, open flowing spaces, and natural woodwork, providing a gallery setting for the works of local artist Jennifer Beckman. A backyard designed for concerts and an oversize lot transformed into an orchard and flower paradise will also be on tour. In addition to these sites, a map will indicate four unique front yard gardens with tips and comments from the homeowners.
The homes and gardens on tour are located throughout the neighborhood, encompassing a loop of just over two miles. Bicycle racks will be provided for those opting to cycle the route.
At the north end of Curtis Park, several activities are scheduled, including acoustic music by Sara Karliner on flute, Matt Lancara on guitar, and the Tattered and Tied Guitar Duo. Lunch will be offered by Honest Pie, Slightly Skewed and Rita’s Italian Ice. Picnic tables and chairs will be provided as well as restroom and hand-washing facilities.
Sponsors are Steffan Brown Real Estate, Joseph Eschleman, Towerpoint Wealth, LLC., and SMUD.
If you’re not an SCNA member, a tour ticket discount is a great reason to join. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.Sierra2.org, or at the Sierra 2 Community Center. Advance tickets are $25 ($20 for SCNA members), and day-of-tour tickets are $30 ($25 for SCNA members).Get Tickets
On the tour day, tickets can be purchased at the north end of Curtis Park at 26th Street and Donner Way. Tickets will not be sold at the Sierra 2 Center on tour day. Docents and volunteers are asked to purchase their discount tickets in advance at the Sierra 2 Center or on tour day at the north end of Curtis Park.