Tour gardens this weekend

The second annual Lord & Schryver Conservancy Neighborhood Garden Tour will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The family-friendly event will feature select residential gardens in the Historic Court Chemeketa District near downtown Salem. 

“We are excited to hold our inaugural garden tour with the cooperation of the Northeast Neighborhood Association” said Lord & Schryver Conservancy (LSC) Executive Director Pam Wasson. “We have identified nine private gardens that are truly special. From a nature scape with native and edible plants to a shady, art-filled retreat, there is sure to be something to inspire each visitor,” Pam adds.

The self-guided garden tour is an annual fundraiser for LSC. The ticket price is just $20 per person ages 16 and older and free under age 16. This year limited-timed entry tickets will be sold to comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements and can be ordered at 

Visitors can choose Saturday or Sunday slots beginning on the hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. No tickets will be sold on-site. Visitors can also pre-order healthy boxed lunches provided by Minto Growers for $15.