Gardens typically hidden from view will be on display Sunday during the 20th annual Secret Gardens Tour to benefit Soroptimist International of Saratoga County.
Visitors will have the opportunity to explore 11 creative gardens in urban and rural settings, including one that surrounds the North Broadway home of Michele and Ron Riggi.
Tickets for the self-guided tour are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event, if still available. They may be purchased in advance at all four Cudney’s Cleaners retail locations or at the Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
The gardens will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event is a major fundraiser for Soroptimist International of Saratoga County. The group’s mission is to improve the lives of women and girls locally and around the world. The Saratoga club has provided more than $20,000 a year in awards and grants for local programs, such as Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County’s Project Hope and Power; scholarships for local female heads of households obtaining a college degree; and initiatives to provide health care, clean water and education in the Third World.
For more information call 581-1201 ext. 4184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Soroptimists or the tour, visit www.soroptimistsaratoga.org.