Town and Country Garden Tour
June 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Garden Member $45 | Nonmember $55
Full Day Bus Tour
Garden Member $120 | Nonmember $135
New! Half Day Bus Tour
Garden Member $60 | Nonmember $75
Meet the owners of 14 fabulous gardens in the South Hills of Pittsburgh!
This year’s tour includes a garden with traditional Spanish architectural flare, another with a French theme. Others were transformed from lots filled with clay soil or in the footprint of a long-gone swimming pool. You will see unique and delightful gardens which range from woodlands to sunny, open spaces and from formal to informal. See gardens that contains 40-year-old staghorn ferns, a Weeping Alaskan Cedar, a large personal orchid collection, and one with more than 40 varieties of clematis. What each garden has in common is they are all labors of love.
There are three exciting ways to enjoy the tour!
Self-Guided Tour with Easy Directions & Parking
Go at your own pace and choose the order of the gardens you visit. A tour book and ticket will be mailed to you in early June, complete with garden descriptions and directions to each of the 14 gardens on the Town & Country Tour.
Bus Tour with Luncheon
Ride along on a guided bus tour which reaches the first garden by 9am and returns by 5pm. Knowledgeable tour guides are aboard each bus sharing details about every garden, helping to identify plants, and responding to your questions. A wonderful lunch at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is included. A tour book and ticket will be mailed to you in early June. Upon registration, you will be required to select one of the below bus pickup locations:
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, 15071
Carnegie Mellon University, East Campus Garage
5094 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213
Marshalls Greentree Road Shopping Center
1900 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, 15220
New! Half-day Bus Tour with Luncheon
This tour departs from Pittsburgh Botanic Garden at 8:30 am, visits seven fabulous gardens, and ends by returning to the Garden for a delicious lunch.
Bus Tour Luncheon
When registering, bus tour participants are required to chose a a lunch selection. Lunch for both the full-day and half-day bus tour participants will be held in the Davidson Event Center at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
Bus tour lunch options:
Mixed Field Green Salad
Fresh blackberries, raspberries & strawberries, candied pecans topped with chevre, edible flowers, served with white balsamic vinaigrette.
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake topped with a basil cream drizzle OR
Candied Lemon and Roasted Garlic Chicken
Both served with a side of wild rice & mixed grain pilaf, with toasted almonds, parsley & scallions along with a side of spring asparagus with confit of lemon topped with a fresh herb garnish
Layers of creamy goat cheese, & sundried tomato pesto served with Israeli couscous w/grilled vegetables, and sunburst of asparagus tip
Honey mousse, topped with a cherry lemon sauce