Manatee River Garden Club tour features themed landscaping

4 Eclectic edens in Bradenton and Holmes Beach will be featured during the Manatee River Garden Club's 11th Annual Garden Tour on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The gardens on the self-guided Bradenton in Bloom trip use mainly Florida native plants.


One garden has a French Impressionistic style, another weaves among the sea grapes and natural stone developments of the Gulf and one is a Certified Wildlife Habitat.


Advance tickets can be purchases for $15 at Crowder's Gifts & Gadgets, at Plants & Treasures and online at On the day of the tour, tickets can be purchased for $20 at the Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton.


Participants who buy tickets in advance might start at any house. For a list of garden trip houses, visit The garden club will provide an exquisite lunch for an additional $10, along with plant and shop suppliers and raffle baskets. For additional information call 941-870-2259.


The event is the club's significant fundraising event. The not-for-profit Manatee River Garden Club was developed in 1929 and is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Inc. and the National Garden Clubs Inc.