The Jerome Garden Tour gives visitors a unique opportunity to walk beyond the tourist attractions and peek into the beautiful gardens that grow on Jerome's Cleopatra Hill.
The Jerome Garden Tour is Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., just prior to the First Saturday Jerome Art Walk which takes place throughout the town from 5-8 p.m.
You will see a formal English rose garden, a Zen like sanctuary complete with waterfall and Buddha Grotto, koi pond gardens, backyards filled with hybrid plants and flowers as well as old artifacts found in the earth.
The views themselves are a sight to see. This tour is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, so put on your comfortable walking shoes and join us.
Parking is available in two lots just north of the House of Joy, on Main Street, and in an overflow lot just past the Fire Station.
Tickets will be sold in the upper park across the street from Paul and Jerry's Saloon for $12 and include a bottle of water, map, raffle ticket, and lots of information about trees and plants you will see along the way.
Your journey will begin just up the stairs to the Original Surgeons House. This National Historic Home was built in 1916 for Dr. Arthur Carlson, the chief surgeon for the mining company. Walking guides will point the way down hill through several incredible gardens in and below town, which perches on Cleopatra Hill. Local artists' work and refreshments will be available for sale at the conclusion of your walk.