Annual Garden Tour: Pop-Up Art Gardens

Apr 07

Join us for this annual spring event that showcases artist gardens throughout the Village of the Arts.

This year's Garden Tour coincides with the April Artwalk weekend. As you stroll through the Village during Artwalk on Saturday April 7, you will find a variety of traditional gardens and unique Pop-Up Art gardens nestled around the colorful historic cottages. Master Gardeners will be on hand to talk with visitors about Florida native plants and other gardening topics.

This year's Garden Tour also features a VIP Experience! Visitors who donate $20 to the Artists Guild of Manatee can receive VIP treatment at 4 featured gardens within the tour. The VIP Experience includes beverages, a plant to take home, and an art postcard from a Village artist.

Click here to purchase VIP Experience tickets!

Garden Tour Guide

Check below to see the gardens featured on this year's tour! Merchant numbers correspond to our Village map markers.

Click here to download a copy of the Garden Tour Guide.

VIP Experience and Master Gardener Locations!

Stop at any of these four gardens to speak with a Master Gardener.
Make a $20 donation to the Artists Guild of Manatee and receive your VIP tickets.
Your VIP Experience package includes tickets for 2 beverages, a plant to take home and an artful postcard or notecard.

#22, The Dancing Crane Gallery *VIP Experience available here*
"Whispering Bamboo Garden"
Art demos in the garden
Chat with a Master Gardener!

#33, Village Veranda Studios *VIP Experience available here*
"Village Veranda Garden"
A natural, subtropical garden
Chat with a Master Gardener!

#66, Fun Girl Art *VIP Experience available here*
Lily's Mossy Green Garden"
Rustic outdoor art and Heart's Desire Pop-Up
Chat with a Master Gardener!

#160, The Dude and Mary's Art of Life & Music *VIP Experience available here*
"The Magic Garden"
A relaxed gathering spot to foster community
Chat with a Master Gardener!

More Gardens

#6, Joan Peters Gallery
"Mon Jardin"
Drawings & paintings of flowers ready to hang on your walls

#23, World Piece
"Piece Garden"
Make friends with the Village ducks!

 #26, Frank Peter Antiques
"Frank Peter Antique Garden"
Specialty Antiquities

#31, Alisa's Refoveo Touch Gallery
"Orchids Galore"
Many orchids in bloom and other tropical plants.

#38, Sign of the Firefly
"Giant Paper Flower Pop-Up Garden"
Make your own hanging terrarium

#49, Art Junkies
"Flower Stick Garden"
Upcycled Junk Art

#53, Little Swamp Studio and Gallery
"Giant Flower & Other Art Front Garden"

#56, Divine Excess Folk Art Gallery
"The Garden of Earthly Delights"
Garden Art for Your Garden

1012 12th Ave W
"Ollie's Garden"
Pop-up yard sale - a recycled artists dream

#67, P & V Art House
"Devine Creations Garden"
Eclectic mix of plants and whimsical rebar sculpture

#69, Clay in the Garden
"A Thousand Faces Garden"
Clay, paper mache' and painted wooden plaques

#70, The Village Mystic
The Crystal Garden
An enchanting array of flowers, crystals and pop up art

#78, Sally's Studio
"Backyard Garden Under the Florida Oaks"
Cool sculptures in the setting of a Florida garden

#87, Firestone Gallery
Front yard art garden

1221 12th St. W
"Orchard Oasis", a backyard garden and grotto

#102, Bits & Pieces Quilt Fabric Shop
"Secret Garden of Quilts"
an outdoor pop-up quilt installation

#116, Ortygia Restaurant
"The Sicilian Paradise Garden"
Beautiful exotic plants

#159, VI Oaks
"Dancing in the Trees Garden"
music by Karen Klosky

#164, 14th Avenue West Studio
"Flower Power"
a native plant and pollinator garden

Start Time

Saturday April 7th 2018 @11:00 AM

End Time

Saturday April 7th 2018 @4:00 PM