Sam Hughes Neighborhood garden tour

Presented by Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association on Sunday, April 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Garden Tour will be a self-guided walking tour (approximately a two mile loop to visit all sites on foot). The Sam Hughes neighborhood is bounded by Speedway/Country Club/Broadway/Campbell.

The neighborhood is named after Sam Hughes Elementary School, a historic property built in the Spanish Eclectic Style in 1927 . The neighborhood school still serves as the heart of this vibrant historic community.

Proceeds from the tour will benefit the endeavors of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association. The tour features 7 private residences, 2 public properties, and a demonstration site for the Sam Hughes Neighborhood “first in the nation” neighborhood phenology trail. Phenology is the study of the timing of plant and animal life cycles.

The garden tour’s title sponsors, Solar Solution AZ, LLC, 520-471-1866 and Oasis Water Harvesting, 520-234-7681, will be available during the garden tour to answer all of your solar energy and rain water harvesting questions. The gardens and outdoor spaces feature a variety of elements including water harvesting, solar, water features, xeriscape, hardscape, a backyard chicken coop, raised beds, a certified wildlife habitat garden, a hummingbird garden, gazing balls, outdoor cooking areas, and use of color, sculptures, and recycled materials.

Tickets are $10 per adult. Children are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Members tickets are FREE! Get tickets the day of the tour at Sam Hughes Elementary School, inner courtyard, 700 N Wilson Ave (between E. 3rd St and E. 4th St). Tickets will be available from 10 am – 1:30 pm.

There is FREE Parking around the school. Please observe all traffic/parking laws and signs in the neighborhood. Use the crosswalks with lights at Third Street/Tucson Blvd and Tucson Blvd/Sixth Street. Public restrooms are available at Sam Hughes Elementary School (courtyard) & Himmel Park (east of tennis courts).

Sincere appreciation to the homeowners who have so graciously opened their gardens and to our sponsors:Solar Solution AZ, LLC and Oasis Water Harvesting. Also the volunteers who give their energy and time, Sam Hughes Elementary School Principal Janet Jordan, and the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association.

One response to “Sam Hughes Neighborhood garden tour

  1. Reminder: this garden tour today, tickets sales start at 10 a.m. in courtyard of Sam Hughes Elem. School, 700 N. Wilson, till 1:30 p.m. Tour lasts till 4 p.m. Enjoy spring in Tucson.