Improving the Lives of Women and Children





     Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills is pleased to present their 21st annual tour of 6 privately owned gardens in the foothills of Grass Valley and Nevada City in Northern California. The tour will take approximately 4-5 hours, or can be split up between Saturday and Sunday..

The 2015 Garden Tour will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. RAIN OR SHINE!

Soroptimist International is a nonprofit service organization of women helping women and children both locally and internationally.  Proceeds from this event will benefit community service projects such as:

Soroptimist Woman's Opportunity Award, Lark Zachary Award, Read Me A Story, Kare Krisis Nursery, Margaret Morey Scholarship Community Service Awards, Grass Valley Pre-School Garden Project, Grad Night Event for Nevada Union and Bear River High Schools, Inter-faith Food Ministry, Nevada County Food Bank, Hospitality House and the Friendship Club.

Click Here for 2014 Tour Map

Click here for 2014 tour driving directions


Ticket Sales and Information:

Tickets are $15 month of March 2015, $20 in advance April 1, 2015- May 15th, 2015; $25 at the garden gates days of tour.

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Contact Information

Have a garden in mind for our tour?

Phone contact: Linda (530) 273-7989

e-mail:  garden@sierrasoroptimist.org

2014 Corporate Sponsors


Orchid Sponsors:

Rare Earth Lansdcape Materials The Union

Rose Sponsors:

B & C Home and Garden Center

Lorraine Plagge
BP Landscape Tri Counties Bank
KVMR Radio Old Barn Self Storage


Hills Flat Lumber Co. Tim and Janie Ackerman

Camellia Level:

Grass Valley Eye Care Optometric, Inc. Nevada City Engineering

Hansen Bros. Enterprises

William Heidelberger Attorney

McDaniel Wealth Management Barbara and Don Scoble
Prospector's NurseryHart Tax and Law

Barry A. Turner, DMD

Daisy Level:

Terra Alta Real Estate- Susan Sotelo Nevada City Self Storage
The Mine Shaft Beverley Riddle
Lori Brooks


Gardener Level:

Craig Johnson Plumbing Economy Pest Control
Rhythms Fitness Studio First Impressions Landscape