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'Stems 'n Stitches' is garden tour theme

COURTESY PHOTOS - A painted mailbox surrounded by seasonal flowers will greet visitors to the Friends of Historic Forest Groves annual garden tour June 5.The 22nd annual Friends of Historic Forest Grove Garden Tour i s set for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, beginning at the Old Train Station, 1936 19th Ave.

The theme this year is “Stems ‘n Stitches,” reflecting homegrown gardens and handmade quilts brought together by the FGFG for this year’s event.

Participants will gather at the corner of 19th Avenue and Main Street, receive a map to the gardens’ locations and then travel to selected gardens around the city.Brightly colored flowers will be springing up in Forest Grove gardens in time for the annual tour.

Tickets are $12 on pre-sale (May 1 through June 4); $15 the day of the event; $12 for seniors; $7 for FHFG members and students with ID; and children are free. Become a “Friends” member for as little as $15 per individual and $25 per Forest Grove family. Tickets may be purchased online at fhfg.org or at the following locations in Forest Grove: Corner Antiques and Collectibles, the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce, Linda’s Re-Creations and Starkey’s Corner Farm and Garden.

Brightly colored flowers will be springing up in Forest Grove gardens in time for the annual tour.