by Joe Landsberger
In these uncertain times, the volunteer task force of the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation — District 9 Community Council has restructured the Thirteenth Annual West End Neighbors Garden Tour annual event to take place on Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Our garden, history and commercial tour has become a regional attraction, and this year features ten gardeners of the three-block historic bluff neighborhood of Uppertown. The sites include eight residential gardens, the North High Bridge Park Sculpture Garden, and the Waldmann’s Brewery & Wurstery patio.
The plant sale includes houseplants, perennials, and a flea market, a for the first time will be held at the Keg & Case patio. Tour Guidebooks will also be available on site, this year focusing on the eastern part of the West End’s history, and including more than 100 pages and 180 images.
This year our guidebook also includes a listing/directory of every business and organization in the West End, from Seven Corners to Fort Snelling.
With the current economic stress, we will introduce a lower cost advertising option, probably a business-card size. We are gladdened by the support of West End local businesses and organizations that have made the Garden Tour possible these past twelve years!