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History

2016

The Wheat Ridge Garden Tour partnered with Citizens for an Inclusive Wheat Ridge. Vivian Vos and Vicki Ottoson are co-chairs.  Attendees will view 8 gardens including two “All Star Gardens.” The Lunch Stop will be hosted by tour favorite Pietra’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant.  Sponsors FirstBank and Golden Wealth Solutions will be joined by new tour sponsors Monica Duran, City Council District I and the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

Proceeds will be donated to the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and the Wheat Ridge Community Foundation.

2015

Milly Nadler and Vicki Ottoson co-chaired the Wheat Ridge Garden Tour.  200 attendees viewed 8 gardens.  Kristi Davis, City Council, District II, hosted the Lunch Stop, catered by Pietra’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant.  FirstBank and Golden Wealth Solutions sponsored the tour.

$600 was donated to the Curtis Gilmore Lifelong Learning Scholarship Fund.

$600 was donated to Collier’s Hospice at Lutheran Medical Center.

2014 

Milly Nadler and Vicki Ottoson co-chaired the Wheat Ridge Garden Tour.  200 attendees viewed 8 gardens.  Kevin Starbuck and Doug Christenson hosted the Lunch Stop, catered by Pietra’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant.  FirstBank and Golden Wealth Solutions sponsored the tour.

$700 was donated to the Curtis Gilmore Lifelong Learning Scholarship Fund.

$700 was donated to Family Tree, Inc.

2013 

Wheat Ridge residents Milly Nadler and Vicki Ottoson co-chaired the Wheat Ridge Garden Tour.  150 attendees viewed 10 gardens.  The first “All Star Garden,” Anne Brinkman also hosted the first Lunch Stop, catered by Pietra’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant.

$300 was donated to Feed The Future.
$300 was donated to the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission Public Art Fund.

$300 was donated to the Wheat Ridge High School Instrumental Music Boosters.

2012

The Wheat Ridge Garden Tour was sponsored by Wheat Ridge 2020.  135 attendees viewed 9 gardens.  

$2,000 was returned to the Wheat Ridge 2020 General Fund.

2011

The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission sanctioned the Wheat Ridge Garden Tour creating a community event to showcase Wheat Ridge residential gardens. In the first year, 80 attendees viewed 16 gardens.  

$370 benefitted the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission.