Each year the citizens of the kingdom of Soulard open up their private gardens, greeneries, parlors and galleries to the general public for the annual Soulard garden tour.
This year nine stops highlight the best, boldest and brightest in local botany, set against the backdrop of this historic neighborhood. Sponsored by the Soulard Alliance to benefit the Soulard Restoration Group, this day of garden creations and decorations begins at Mad Art Gallery (2727 South Twelfth Street; 314-542-0400 or www.soulard.org
) with tour destinations including an exclusive wine garden, Monet-inspired art, music at Soulard Station and a special viewing of the 9th Street Abbey's secret garden. The tour runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Admission is $12 to $15.
Sat., June 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 2015