Garden Tour

‘Enchanting Gardens in the Valley’, a tour of seven spectacular gardens in Ben Lomond and Felton, will be held Saturday, June 22nd from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy these stunning private gardens rarely or never before opened to the public.

Among the highlights are two incredible pond gardens located on large estate gardens that have passionately been tended to by the homeowners for almost thirty years. Lush garden plantings using minimal water, bursts of color, organic flower and vegetable plantings, garden art, unique chicken coop and river rock pool setting, modern ranch meets mountain casual, artist studio within garden beds are but a few of the many inspiring ideas to discover on the tour. Hallcrest Vineyards, with a beautiful mountain garden setting has joined this year’s tour for all to enjoy.

Tickets for the self-guided tour are $25 and go on sale May 30th.  Tickets can be purchased at The Garden Company and San Lorenzo Garden Company in Santa Cruz, Scarborough Gardens in Scotts Valley, and Mountain Farm and Feed in Ben Lomond. The nurseries accept cash and checks only. Tickets will also be available at Valley Churches United, 9400 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. where credit cards are also accepted.

This is the Valley Churches United summer fundraiser, with all proceeds directly benefiting the food pantry and client programs, serving those in need in the San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, and Bonny Doon.


Bucks for Hunger

Valley Churches United is kicking off their 29th annual spring Bucks For Hunger fundraising drive with a mailing that community residents will receive this week. The year-round food pantry is looking forward to the community support that helps fill the pantry shelves and provides assistance to local qualified residents in need. Valley Churches United is a donor-supported, volunteer-powered nonprofit organization, not a church, which serves low-income households in San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and Bonny Doon.

Tax deductible donations may be sent to the Valley Churches United 2019 Bucks for Hunger Drive through the brochure arriving in mailboxes, online, or in person at 9400 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, Monday through Friday from 9am until 4pm.