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Every other year, the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County puts together an educational and visually beautiful tour of gardens. Our next tour is September 2016 in Western Sonoma County. These are actual gardens of local Master Gardeners. We offer educational displays, a garden craft sale and ornamental plant sale. It is not to be missed, look for more information next year on our website, www.sonomamastergardeners.com. Check out these photos of past gardens.

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County
2016 Sebastopol West County
2014 Sonoma East County
2010 Petaluma South County
2012 Healdsburg North County
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2016 Sebastopol West County

Group ticket sales (minimum group of ten) are now open for our Sept 18 garden tour, craft market and plant sale (Bloomin' Backyards). Individual ticket sales begin June For more info about group and individual tickets, see the SCMG website.

February in Sonoma County

Group ticket sales (minimum group of ten) are now open for our Sept 18 garden tour, craft market and plant sale (Bloomin' Backyards). Individual ticket sales begin June 1, 2016. For more info about group and individual tickets, see the SCMG website. #bloominbackyards

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - May in Sonoma County Garden Crafts, Plants, Plant Sale, Backyard Garden, Echeveria, Master Gardener, Ornamental Plants, Succulents, Garden Tours

February in Sonoma County

The "markets" during the 2016 Bloomin' Backyards Garden Tour and Market (Sept 18) include a plants sale of beautiful and low-water use plants and many wonderful succulents.. Tour info/tickets: see the SCMG website. Pictured here: Echeveria ‘Pink Frills.' Photo: Electra de Peyster #bloominbackyards

This video provides information about the September 2016 garden tour and market put on in Sebastopol by the Sonoma County Master Gardeners . Garden Crafts, Plants, Garden Tools, Plant Sale, Backyard Garden, Master Gardener, Ornamental Plants, Garden Tours, Backyard

Sonoma County Master Gardeners' 2016 Bloomin' BackYards Garden Tour

This video provides information about the September 18, 2016 garden tour and market put on in Sebastopol by the Sonoma County Master Gardeners .

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - May in Sonoma County

February in Sonoma County

New at 2016 Bloomin' Backyards are ARTISTS in the 5 tour gardens. Each will be finishing paintings of the gardens (which will be for sale - all proceeds supporting the all-volunteer Master Gardener organization). Pictured here: Artist Sally Paul's rendering of Anne Lowing's Garden. For info/tickets, see the SCMG website. #bloominbackyards

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - May in Sonoma County

February in Sonoma County

Master Gardener Gina Hitchcock and Eric Swan use rows of troughs to grow veggies. Olive trees border the lap pool and native plants furnish habitat for beneficials and other wildlife. Find the Sept 18 edible plant sale here as well as a companion planting demo. For BBY Garden Tour and Market tickets/info, see the SCMG website. #bloominbackyards (photo: Electra de Peyster)

One of the five gardens on the Sept 2016 Bloomin' Backyards Garden Tour and… Garden Crafts, Plants, Plant Sale, Backyard Garden, Master Gardener, Ornamental Plants, Garden Tours, Garden Design, Backyard

February in Sonoma County

The Bloomin' Backyards Garden Tour is the primary fund raising event for the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County. It is a biennial tour of Master Gardener gardens whose location rotates between the five general county areas. Also included is a garden craft market and plant sale. Our 2016 tour will be held in Sebastopol on September 18, 2016, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. See the SCMG website for more info/tickets. Mark your calendars!! #bloominbackyards

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - May in Sonoma County

February in Sonoma County

We call it a craft fair but that is not descriptive of the artistry of our talented Master Gardeners - whether it is notecards from watercolor depictions of the garden or this gorgeous plant-themed quilt. All for sale at the Sept 18, 2016 Bloomin' Backyards Garden Tour and Market. For more info and tickets, see the SCMG website. #bloominbackyards

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - May in Sonoma County

February in Sonoma County

It's rustic abundance at Mater Gardener Cathy (and Doug) Conover's small working farm that supports a roadside honor stand. Heirloom plants, seed saving, straw bale planting and more is demonstrated here. For Sept 18, 2016 BBY Garden Tour and Market info/tickets, see the SCMG website. (photo: Electra de Peyster) #bloominbackyards

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - May in Sonoma County Low Water Plants, Garden Crafts, Plants, Plant Sale, Backyard Garden, Master Gardener, Ornamental Plants, Garden Tours, Backyard

February in Sonoma County

Anne and Simon Lowing's garden (Sept 18, 2016 Bloomin' Backyards Garden Tour and Market) uses low-water plants, succulents and agaves for an exotic appearance and year-round interest...a garden that only needs watering twice a month. Succulent craft demos can be found here. See the SCMG website for tour info/tickets. (photo: Electra de Peyster) #bloominbackyards

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - May in Sonoma County

February in Sonoma County

For the first time, in addition to low-water ornamental plants, a plant sale of fall and winter EDIBLES will be held at the 2016 Bloomin' Backyards Garden Tour and Market on Sept 18. Pictured: 'Mulberry' (cauliflower) that turns a purple hue when cooked. #bloominbackyards For tour info/tickets, see the SCMG website.

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - May in Sonoma County

February in Sonoma County

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - February in Sonoma County

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - May in Sonoma County

February in Sonoma County

The 2016 Bloomin' Backyards Garden Tour and Market include garden-inspired crafts for sale. These were created by talented Master Gardeners. The tour is Sept 18 in and around Sebastopol. We hope to see you there! For info/tickets, see the SCMG website. (photo: Cie Cary) #bloominbackyards

2014 Sonoma East County

2014 BBY poster

2014 BBY poster

BBY 2014 - Cathy's garden

BBY 2014 - Cathy's garden

2014 BBY - Cathy's garden included a pond fed by an underground spring

2014 BBY - Cathy's garden included a pond fed by an underground spring

2014 BBY - Cathy's garden

2014 BBY - Cathy's garden

BBY 2014 - Dennis' garden

BBY 2014 - Dennis' garden

2014 BBY - Dennis' garden

2014 BBY - Dennis' garden

2014 BBY - Dennis' garden

2014 BBY - Dennis' garden

2014 BBY - Linda's garden - an old wheelbarrow get a second life as a planter

2014 BBY - Linda's garden - an old wheelbarrow get a second life as a planter

2014 BBY - raised veggie beds in Linda's garden

2014 BBY - raised veggie beds in Linda's garden

2014 BBY - one of the many places to rest and gaze at Dennis' garden

2014 BBY - one of the many places to rest and gaze at Dennis' garden

2014 BBY - Sonoma Garden Park where Master Gardeners maintain a demonstration garden

2014 BBY - Sonoma Garden Park where Master Gardeners maintain a demonstration garden

2014 BBY - Dennis' garden

2014 BBY - Dennis' garden

2014 BBY - hops growing on poles at Linda's garden

2014 BBY - hops growing on 25' poles at Linda's garden

2014 BBY - color and texture of foliage are stunning in Anne's garden

2014 BBY - color and texture of foliage are stunning in Anne's garden

2014 BBY - Dennis' whimsical garden

2014 BBY - Dennis' whimsical garden

2014 BBY - Anne's garden

2014 BBY - Anne's garden

2014 BBY - olive oil info table and sampling

2014 BBY - olive oil info table and sampling

2014 BBY - Sonoma Garden Park

2014 BBY - Sonoma Garden Park

2014 BBY - the "three sisters" in Anne's vegetable garden (beans climbing corn; Zucchini Plants, Garden Crafts, Plants, Backyard Garden, Master Gardener, Garden Theme, Plant Leaves, Ornamental Plants, Garden Tours

2014 BBY - the "three sisters" in Anne's vegetable garden (beans climbing corn; corn shading zucchini)

Birdhouses made with old redwood fence boards, bottle caps, lock and key, license plate and tin. I made sure to add access to the inside for yearly clean out. Redwood Fence, Fencing Material, Old Fences, Craft Markets, Ornamental Plants, Plant Sale, Garden Crafts, Birdhouses, Bottle Crafts

2014 BBY - Craft Market - recycled fence material used to build birdhouses

2014 BBY - Plant sale and craft market - A rusty metal drawer serves as a planter Garden Crafts, Plants, Plant Sale, Backyard Garden, Master Gardener, Planters, Herbs, Ornamental Plants, Garden Tours

2014 BBY - Plant sale and craft market - A rusty metal drawer serves as a planter

2014 BBY - Cathy's garden

2014 BBY - Cathy's garden

2014 BBY - a walk through zinfandel grapes on the way to the vegetable garden Garden Crafts, Plants, Plant Sale, Backyard Garden, Master Gardener, Ornamental Plants, Garden Tours, Patio Umbrella, Backyard

2014 BBY - a walk through zinfandel grapes on the way to the vegetable garden

How do we get the most produce out of our small garden spaces?

2014 BBY - Anne's vegetable garden

2014 BBY - Anne's garden

2014 BBY - Anne's garden

2014 BBY Craft Market

2014 BBY Craft Market

2014 BBY - info table on Sudden Oak Death (S.O.D.)

2014 BBY - info table on Sudden Oak Death (S.O.D.)

32 Stunning Low-Water Landscaping Ideas for Your Garden backyard landscaping landscaping garden landscaping Garden Inspiration, Plants, Backyard Garden, Succulents Garden, Rock Garden, Outdoor Gardens, Garden, Rock Garden Landscaping, Garden Projects

70+ FABULOUS ROCK GARDEN IDEAS FOR BACKYARD AND FRONT YARD - Decorating Ideas - Home Decor Ideas and Tips

2010 Petaluma South County

BBY 2010 - Linda's Garden - Natural Elegance

BBY 2010 - Linda's Garden - Natural Elegance

BBY 2010 - Linda's Garden - Natural Elegance

BBY 2010 - Linda's Garden - Natural Elegance

Recycled materials in the garden from the Bloomin Backyard Tour in 2010 Petaluma

Recycled materials in the garden from the Bloomin Backyard Tour in 2010 Petaluma

BBY 2010 - Jan's Garden - Urban Intensive

BBY 2010 - Jan's Garden - Urban Intensive

BBY 2010 craft market

BBY 2010 craft market

BBY 2010 - Sue's Garden - An Artful Renovation

BBY 2010 - Sue's Garden - An Artful Renovation

BBY 2010 Craft Market

BBY 2010 Craft Market

BBY 2010 Craft Market

BBY 2010 Craft Market

BBY 2010 Craft Market

BBY 2010 Craft Market

2010 BBY - Bryce's Garden - Dedicated to Alfresco Living

2010 BBY - Bryce's Garden - Dedicated to Alfresco Living

BBY 2010 - different varieties of thyme provide a scented walk. Bryce's Garden - Dedicated to Alfresco Living.

BBY 2010 - different varieties of thyme provide a scented walk. Bryce's Garden - Dedicated to Alfresco Living.

Abutilon 'Dwarf Red' (Flowering Maple) - BBY 2010 - Sara's Garden and Ranch

Abutilon 'Dwarf Red' (Flowering Maple) - BBY 2010 - Sara's Garden and Ranch

BBY 2010 - Sara's Garden and Ranch

BBY 2010 - Sara's Garden and Ranch

BBY 2010 - Jan's Garden - Urban Intensive

BBY 2010 - Jan's Garden - Urban Intensive

Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke' (Korean Fir) - BBY 2010 - Sara's Garden and Ranch Garden Crafts, Plants, Plant Sale, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Program, Ornamental Plants, Garden Tours, Abies Koreana, Backyard

Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke' (Korean Fir) - BBY 2010 - Sara's Garden and Ranch

Sara's garden 2010 well designed palette of colorful foliage plants

Sara's garden 2010 well designed palette of colorful foliage plants

BBY 2010 - Sara's Garden and Ranch

BBY 2010 - Sara's Garden and Ranch

2012 Healdsburg North County

BBY 2012 Susie's Garden - welcome to the vegetable garden

BBY 2012 Susie's Garden - welcome to the vegetable garden

BBY 2012 - raised vegetable beds - Sandy's garden

BBY 2012 - raised vegetable beds - Sandy's garden

Sandy’s garden during Sonoma County Master Gardeners’ June 2012 garden tour, Bloomin’ Backyards

Sandy’s garden during Sonoma County Master Gardeners’ June 2012 garden tour, Bloomin’ Backyards

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BBY 2012 Susie's Garden - welcome to the vegetable garden

BBY 2012 Susie's Garden - welcome to the vegetable garden

BBY 2012 - raised vegetable beds - Sandy's garden

BBY 2012 - raised vegetable beds - Sandy's garden

Sandy’s garden during Sonoma County Master Gardeners’ June 2012 garden tour, Bloomin’ Backyards

Sandy’s garden during Sonoma County Master Gardeners’ June 2012 garden tour, Bloomin’ Backyards

Group ticket sales (minimum group of ten) are now open for our Sept 18 garden tour, craft market and plant sale (Bloomin' Backyards). Individual ticket sales begin June For more info about group and individual tickets, see the SCMG website.

February in Sonoma County

Group ticket sales (minimum group of ten) are now open for our Sept 18 garden tour, craft market and plant sale (Bloomin' Backyards). Individual ticket sales begin June 1, 2016. For more info about group and individual tickets, see the SCMG website. #bloominbackyards

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - May in Sonoma County Garden Crafts, Plants, Plant Sale, Backyard Garden, Echeveria, Master Gardener, Ornamental Plants, Succulents, Garden Tours

February in Sonoma County

The "markets" during the 2016 Bloomin' Backyards Garden Tour and Market (Sept 18) include a plants sale of beautiful and low-water use plants and many wonderful succulents.. Tour info/tickets: see the SCMG website. Pictured here: Echeveria ‘Pink Frills.' Photo: Electra de Peyster #bloominbackyards

This video provides information about the September 2016 garden tour and market put on in Sebastopol by the Sonoma County Master Gardeners . Garden Crafts, Plants, Garden Tools, Plant Sale, Backyard Garden, Master Gardener, Ornamental Plants, Garden Tours, Backyard

Sonoma County Master Gardeners' 2016 Bloomin' BackYards Garden Tour

This video provides information about the September 18, 2016 garden tour and market put on in Sebastopol by the Sonoma County Master Gardeners .

UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County - May in Sonoma County

February in Sonoma County

New at 2016 Bloomin' Backyards are ARTISTS in the 5 tour gardens. Each will be finishing paintings of the gardens (which will be for sale - all proceeds supporting the all-volunteer Master Gardener organization). Pictured here: Artist Sally Paul's rendering of Anne Lowing's Garden. For info/tickets, see the SCMG website. #bloominbackyards

2014 BBY poster

2014 BBY poster

BBY 2010 - Linda's Garden - Natural Elegance

BBY 2010 - Linda's Garden - Natural Elegance

BBY 2010 - Linda's Garden - Natural Elegance

BBY 2010 - Linda's Garden - Natural Elegance