Tickets Purchased Online Before 12:00 p.m., Friday, March 17
Your name will be on a master list at each home where you will pick up your tickets and map. You may start the tour at any of the six houses. The cut-off for online ticket sales is 12:00 noon, Friday, March 17.
Ticket Sales After 12:00 p.m., Friday, March 17
Day of tickets must be purchased at 1818 Sunset Blvd. for $25. You will receive your ticket and map. Present your ticket to the Garden Club volunteers at each house as you tour. There will be no admission to a garden without a ticket.
Be sure to bring your own refreshments, hat and sunscreen. There will be no bathroom facilities available on the tour so please plan accordingly.
Saturday March 18, 2023, the date for the Southampton Garden Tour, is quickly approaching. Six gardens in Southampton Place will be open for afternoon viewing from 12:00-4:00 pm. With native and pollinator plants, spring bulbs, and a variety of flowering shrubs, these gardens will offer a wide range of horticultural interest. Included in the tour will be a formal yet playful design by one of Houston’s top landscape architects, and a charming collection of plants shaded by some of the oldest live oak trees in our neighborhood.
Bring your gardening questions with you! There will be 4 Texas Certified Master Gardeners on hand at 1818 Sunset Blvd. to help answer questions and provide resources for gardening in Harris County. This is a wonderful opportunity to peak behind the garden gate and learn more about gardening in Houston and Southampton Place.
The Southampton Garden Tour is generously underwritten by Debbie and Mark Gregg.
THE GARDENS on the SOUTHAMPTON GARDEN TOUR
Texas native and adapted plants are featured in the garden at 2109 Quenby. Spring blooming trees, shrubs, and ground covers ﬁll the front yard, and a stone path leads visitors to a charming back yard with a water feature for migrating birds and butterﬂies, designed by Virginia Kelsey. With help from Will Fleming, local landscape and plant icon, this ever evolving garden is packed with horticultural treasures.
2031 Sunset Boulevard
The rose garden at 2031 Sunset Boulevard is a popular spot for Southampton neighbors. Late spring through fall is prime time for viewing the explosion of color from over one hundred plantings, including Julia Child ﬂoribunda roses and several Elizabeth Taylor hybrid teas. While the roses are emerging from dormancy, now is a good time to see how the rose beds are designed and maintained. Azaleas, perennials, and spring bulbs provide color and added charm to this beautiful sidewalk garden.
A tall wood fence separates this garden from a busy street, but the side yard at 2201 Albans is an oasis of calm. Nestled beneath some of the oldest live oaks in Southampton Place, this garden features a variety of shapes and textures with multiple shades of green. A stone path meanders through jasmine, aspidistra, ligularia and ferns, creating a serene space under the trees.
This family friendly garden at 1935 Albans was reimagined six years ago, when the homeowner built a new house designed by Dillon Kyle. The architect added an oval track in the back yard for the owner’s grandchildren to ride their Big Wheels, and he also used brick from the new home as a pedestal for a large fountain.Mike Gibson of Fischer/Salles Landscape designed the formal beds, adding new trees, annuals and perennials, while keeping the Crepe Myrtles and a pineapple guava tree that was planted many decades ago.
1818 Sunset Boulevard (Headquarters)
The back yard garden at 1818 Sunset Boulevard features pollinator plants and hundreds of spring bulbs. Tulips, Dutch iris, and amaryllis bloom each year, along with tiny bursts of color from grape hyacinths, freesias, rain lilies, and Ipheion. A spiral path through the center of the garden provides a calming, labyrinth like walk. Raised herb beds and sweet pea trellises add to the mix, creating an exciting palette of spring color.
2123 Wroxton Road
Graceful charm best describes the gardens at 2123 Wroxton Road. The front yard is reminiscent of an English garden, with formal boxwood hedges and cone topiaries. The back yard features a large inviting deck, and a water fountain anchors the parterre design. Seasonal color from ﬂowering shrubs and annuals contrast beautifully with the surrounding structures of this delightful garden.