The 2020 Whittier Garden Tour has been cancelled.
We are saddened by the impact that the public health crisis/COVID-19 is having on our community, and the rest of the world. The health and well-being of our sponsors, guests, volunteers, and community is our top priority. We have thoughtfully assessed the impact of holding the 18th annual Whittier Mapleton Garden Tour and have decided to cancel our signature fundraising event.
We know this is the right decision. At the same time, it will have a long term impact on Whittier Elementary as the Whittier Garden Tour is our largest fundraiser of the year. The critical funds raised are a significant portion of our PTA budget. Therefore, we need your unwavering commitment to Whittier now more than ever. If you are in a position to donate, you may do so here. Any amount is greatly appreciated. We look forward to a wonderful 2021 event!
About the Tour
Join us for the 18th annual Garden Tour showcasing outstanding gardens in the historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood. Mature estate gardens, cutting edge water wise gardens and stylish small gardens will delight you with their diversity on this self-guided walking tour.
Tucked away from view, these remarkable sanctuaries aren't open at any other time of year. Exotic plants, 140-year-old trees, terraced landscapes, roses in the finest shades, stunning stonework, and fountains will inspire your own gardening ideas, making your day memorable.
Details: You can purchase tickets in advance online (preferred), or by them the day of. If you would rather buy tickets in person, they are available at:
-Sturtz and Copeland - 29th and Valmont
-Pharmaca - 2700 Broadway
-Spruce Confections - all 3 locations
-The Flower Bin - Nelson Road, Longmont
-Boulder Book Store - 11th and Pearl
-Cured - 1825 Pearl
Day of Tour Tickets available on Mapleton Hill (exact location TBD). Tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of. Children under 12 free
Pick up your map for this self-guided tour at the white tent with our logo on it (corner of 8th Street and Mapleton Avenue). The first 500 attendees get a swag bag of goodies!
The Garden Tour is also held on the same day at the tremendously popular Mapleton Hill Rummage Sale. So go check out the treasures to be had at the sale and then stroll some gardens. Then grab some lunch from a food truck at our central gathering place, the Hive! A perfect day in Mapleton Hill.
All Garden Tour ticket sales directly support Whittier International Elementary School in downtown Boulder.
photos courtesy of George Lange
Watch highlights from the 2019 tour!
About Whittier International School
The second school built in Boulder, Whittier International was founded in 1882 and is situated in the heart of the city. Whittier is a neighborhood school with an international focus, serving students from more than 20 countries. As an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school, Whittier incorporates the BVSD curriculum, state standards and an internationally recognized academic framework. “Inquiry” is a primary strategy used to integrate higher-order thinking, questioning and application of content knowledge through science and social studies. In addition, students in K-5 are introduced to Spanish as a world language.