Help is needed! Free ticket for the 2011 Garden Tour.

Betty Munis needs a few hearty souls, garden geeks, and garden lovers of any stripe to volunteer for the Garden Tour. Here’s the scoop from Betty:

To volunteer or if you have any questions please contact me by <strong>e-mail at</strong> or by phone 860-3876 (cell) 336-1556 (home).

The Garden Tour is sponsored by the Lunaria League with proceeds benefiting the Idaho Botanical Garden.  There will be 10 enchanting gardens on the 2011 tour, all of which are in the Meridian/Eagle area.   The tour hours are from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. rain or shine.  This will be the 25th anniversary of the Garden Tour and we have something very special planned – a variety of local artists and musicians will be sharing their talents in the gardens.  It will be a day of inspiration from gardens, music and art!

I hope you will consider helping with this event.  Volunteering is easy and you’ll receive a free ticket to the Garden Tour!  Besides, it’s a great way to give back to your community and help the Idaho Botanical Garden.  There will be three shifts at each garden: 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; 12:15 noon to 2:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.  We are in need of three volunteers per shift.

Thanks for considering this opportunity,

Betty J. Munis

tel:  208/860-3876 (cell)

208/336-1556 (home)

2011 Garden Tour
Sunday, June 12th
Summary of Garden Volunteer Duties

The garden tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12th.

Volunteers sign up for one or more shifts.
Garden clubs or organizations can adopt a garden and staff a garden for all OR some of the shifts.  Individual members are welcome to volunteer for a shift.
There are three people assigned to each shift, for each garden.  Shift schedules are set as follows:

First Shift             9:45 am to 12:15 pm
Second Shift       12:15pm to 2:45pm
Third Shift           2:45pm to 5:15pm

What you will do on your shift as a Volunteer

“ A Garden Coordinator is assigned every garden to oversee set-up, tear-down, manage cash, answer questions and generally manage the Tour at a specific garden.  You just connect with the Coordinator at the start of your shift at the garden you are assigned.

“ First and last shifts Volunteers can help their Coordinator set up or break down the table area.

“ Volunteers staff the registration table at a garden, validating tickets with a rubber stamp and accepting cash/checks from attendees, making sure all entrants are paid entrants.

“ This is a lot of fun, chatting with fellow gardeners, explaining how all of the proceeds benefit Idaho Botanical Garden.

“ You will encourage attendees to enjoy the gardens, visit with the owners/gardeners, and taking in performances of artists and musicians in the garden this year.

“ You will also encourage attendees to take advantage of the Blue Door Café Garden Plate luncheon coupon in their tickets – this also benefits the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Benefits to You for Volunteering

“ You will feel wonderful supporting such a worthy event that benefits Idaho Botanical Garden.
“ You will receive one complimentary Tour ticket (a $20 value),  if you would like to tour the other gardens when you are off shift. If you are on an afternoon shift, identify yourself at any garden to obtain your ticket earlier in the day.
“ You get to spend a few hours in a beautiful setting surrounded by garden centric, or eccentric people!

Lunaria League 2011 Garden Tour

See 10 Inspiring Gardens on June 12