On Saturday, September 8, 2012, San Mateo Arboretum Society will be having their 37th Annual Hillsborough-San Mateo Fall Garden Tour presents six incredible private gardens that overflow with beauty and inspiration. These homes with amazing views, bird-tuned ravines and peaceful decks are tucked lovingly into our busy Peninsula. Each of these urban treasures reflects the special relationship between homeowner and landscape designer/contractor that helps create such personal and unique havens. All the gardens are in Hillsborough, San Mateo and Burlingame within easy driving distance of each other. The historic Kohl Pumphouse located at San Mateo Central Park is the touchstone of the tour, and will feature a plant sale at the Arboretum Society Greenhouses 10am-5pm, where vendor food will be available for sale. Garden Tour hours: 10:00am–4:00pm. TICKETS are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the tour at the Kohl Pumphouse in Central Park, 101 9th Avenue). Tickets can be purchased Online via PayPal at www.sanmateoarboretum.org. The following local retailers will also be selling tickets: Central Garden Center, Ah Sam Florist, Golden Nursery, SMAS Nursery & Greenhouse, Wisnom Hardware (San Mateo); Blooming Vase (Burlingame); Carlmont Nursery (Belmont); Birder’s Garden (San Carlos); Wegman’s Nursery (Redwood City) and the SMAS Greenhouse/Nursery open Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am – 2:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am–12:00pm. We strongly encourage you to carpool and please wear comfortable walking shoes, as there are some steps, natural non-flat gravel paths and small hills, and our tour estates cover sizes up to an acre. We do not encourage strollers, walkers or wheelchairs.