Home Garden Tour & Boutique
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Four homes with their unique gardens in South Santa Clara County will open their doors to the public during the annual Home + Garden Tour & Boutique on May 12-13.

The Gilroy Assistance League puts on the event, which is its major fundraiser. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to promote the welfare and development of youth in South Santa Clara County. All proceeds from the Home + Garden Tour & Boutique fund their annual grant program. 

Thanks to homeowners, participants and event sponsors, the Gilroy Assistance League has been able to grant more than $350,000 to local youth organizations since 1993.

This year, a short driving tour in rural San Martin and Gilroy leads Home + Garden Tour & Boutique guests to four expansive homes, featuring unique architecture, vistas and gardens. 

The homes included this year offer guests a sightseeing tour of South County’s rolling hills and spacious parcels. Two of the homes are in Hayes Valley Estates, another is located close to CordeValle Golf Course, and the fourth is nestled quietly in Green Valley Estates.

“Visitors are in for a treat this year,” said Lee Blaettler of the Home Procurement Committee. “These four country homes are very different in style, but similar in that they all feature beautiful and interesting design. Along with the amazing homes, visitors will see unique gardens and outdoor features, including a huge custom-designed wine cave and one of the last gardens designed by Gilroy’s own Michael Bonfante.”

At the conclusion of the tour, a Garden Boutique features many local artisans, refreshments, and a no-host wine bar.

On both days, check-in is at the first house from 10am to 2pm. Upon check-in, ticket holders will receive a program with descriptions of the homes and a map with the locations of all tour homes.  

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. For information and to buy tickets, visit the Gilroy Assistance League website at gilroyassistanceleague.org.

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