Beyond the Garden Gates


The 2019 Celina Garden Tour, an exclusive showcase of eight area home gardens and wineries north of Frisco, is presented rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8.

Presented by the Celina Garden Club, the self-guided tour winds through the picturesque countryside of Celina, providing stunning views of its vast farmlands and gently rolling terrain as well as rare glimpses at several of the area’s most impressive gardens.

“We are excited about the 2019 Garden Tour as we enjoy sharing Celina’s beautiful gardens and wineries with our Texas friends and neighbors,” said Celina Garden Club President Lynn Balint, whose own home garden is featured on the tour.

Other venues on the tour include Caudalie Crest Winery, Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard, a private home vineyard, and a trio of suburban-home gardens that highlight the beauty and benefits of indoor-outdoor living. An assortment of handcrafted foods, beverages and products are available for purchase at several venues, including homemade pies and preserves, home décor and other items.

The 2019 Celina Garden Tour highlights the burgeoning area’s rustic charm and resources, according to Melissa Green, who oversees special events and philanthropy for the Celina Garden Club.

“This year’s tour reflects the urban growth Celina has experienced with the addition of new, smaller garden spaces featured at homes in a couple of the city’s suburban developments. It also highlights our rural heritage with sprawling vineyards and peaceful country properties.”

Founded in 1945, the Celina Garden Club’s mission is to educate and stimulate knowledge; share resources and experiences; and to enjoy fellowship with other gardeners through monthly meetings, field trips and projects. Club members actively participate in civic improvement programs, which include sponsoring an annual scholarship for students interested in environmental-related studies. With funds from its 2015 tour, the Celina Garden Club planned and executed a garden and learning center at Celina Elementary School. Proceeds from this year’s tour will assist the club in continuing its community outreach and beautification projects.

Advance tickets for the tour are $20 and are available online at Tickets are available for pickup starting at 8 a.m. on tour day in Celina’s historic downtown square, near Walnut and Ohio streets. Same-day tickets may also be purchased there for $25.


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