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The traditional, annual garden tour was a well attended, major fundraising activity of the BDHS for 14 years.  It also has required significant volunteer effort to undertake. 

Starting in 2011, the BDHS Board initiated a new format, holding "OPEN GARDEN" tours of members gardens.  Visitors & hosts expressed their appreciation of the relaxed atmosphere of the tours.

OPEN GARDEN tours are fundraising events for the society with a gate fee of $2 per visitor.  Members opening their gardens will have some divisions of plants to sell to visitors.  A good selling point is that buyers can see the mature, mother plants in a landscape setting and learn tips from the host on planting & caring for the divisions. 

A charitable tax receipt will be issued to the OPEN GARDEN hosts for money donated to BDHS from the proceeds of their event.

If you would be interested in participating in this BDHS fundraising program as an OPEN GARDEN host or volunteer, please contact the society at

Last Updated: 2018-02-27