Santa Cruz Symphony League will showcase five homes and three gardens throughout Santa Cruz County where guests can view some of the region’s most exquisite architecture, interior design, and landscaping. Ticket holders will begin their journey in the Santa Cruz neighborhood of Pasatiempo, where they will receive a free copy of the Home & Garden Tour magazine, and have the opportunity to indulge in a poolside champagne luncheon for $25. Guests can also visit Shops at the Home Tour to discover handcrafted items by local artists and merchants.
Properties featured include the original Clubhouse at Pasatiempo, a historic landmark designed by Clarence Tantau in 1930. Open for tours exclusively for this event, this simplified Monterey-style, two-story house showcases many exquisite architectural details including a finely proportioned two story veranda on the south side of the home. Surrounding the home are a guest house and extensive gardens originally designed by nationally recognized Landscape Architect, Thomas Church. Also presented in this year’s event are: a decommissioned church that now serves as a family home in westside Santa Cruz, a modern home with dramatic curves and ocean views in Aptos, a classic home with an ADU and stunning views near UC Santa Cruz, and a Pasatiempo home with its own fully stocked whiskey bar. Gardens include the ultimate rose garden in Larkin Valley, a stunning designer garden on 16th Avenue, and an award winning waterfall garden in Felton.
All proceeds from the Home & Garden Tour benefit the Santa Cruz Symphony, and support music education for more than 6,000 students in schools throughout Santa Cruz County.
Ticket are $50, available online at www.SantaCruzSymphonyLeague.org & these retailers:
- Alladin Nursery, 2905 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
- Dell Williams Jewelers, 1320 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
- DIG Gardens, 420 Water St, Santa Cruz
- DIG Gardens, 7765 Soquel Dr, Aptos
- Illuminee Lighting & Furnishings, 402 Ingalls St #23, Santa Cruz
- Zinnia’s Gift Boutique, 219 Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley