Friday, June 4, 2010

Brookoland Home & Garden Tour 2010: A Decade Long tradition

  Well, after a short hiatus from Blogging (not by choice...blame Comcast for their terrible customer service and un-notified service schedule shuffling) we are back online and hoping to enrich your weekend.  Taking place this sunday,  June 6th, is the "crown jewel" of Brookland...The 2010 Home and Garden Tour.  The Greater Brookland Garden Club is hosting the 10th edition (that's right, the tour has been around for a Decade) of the neighborhood showcase, and it promises to be the best yet!  Beginning at noon, the tour consists of 16 residences in the Brookland area as well as a reception from 5 -7 (at 1703 Lawerance St NE).
  The theme of this years tour is "New Along 12th St."  Not only has 12th St. received a face lift in the past year, but several new and renovated business have sprung up along Brookland's main drag.  Four participants that deserve a prolonged visit are the recently renovated Brookland Firehouse (1227 Monroe St), the wonderfully quaint Aunt Bea's Bed and Breakfast (3619 12th St.), the always delicious Brookland Cafe (3740 12th St) and the construction site that will be Casey Trees Corporate Headquarter and Staging Area (3015 12th St).  Casey Trees will be running a neighborhood centered tree programs throughout the Tour and includes a sneak peak of their new office, a mini treewalk, a tree care expo and the one we are looking forward to most...their Rain/Rooftop Garden preview. 
  Tickets for the event cost $10 and can be purchased at Petals, Ribbons, and Beyond (3906 12th St. NE).  A full map and schedule of all participants and events will also be provided.  Make sure you make your way out and support our growing neighborhood!