Oconee Garden Tour"As I was driving one morning I started thinking about gardens and how much my grandchildren enjoyed helping and playing in my garden. Children and gardens just seem to go together. My mind drifted and I started thinking about work, and then the Mentor program. We had been trying to figure out places where Mentors could meet with their children at the schools. Then I remembered that some of the schools in Oconee County had gardens.
Then the idea came to me! A Garden tour would be the perfect fit to help raise funds to support the mentor program and also support the gardens at the schools. I imagined benches, tables and places to sit and visit in the gardens. Spaces filled with flowers and plants and special conversations.
And that was the genesis for the First Annual Oconee Garden Tour... Nurturing children and gardens in Oconee County". - Ann Hester, Executive Director
The Oconee Garden Tour is a partnership with the Watkinsville Garden Club and the Oconee Resource Council to highlight and tour gardens in Oconee County, promote the Watkinsville Garden Club and raise funds to help support the Oconee Mentor program