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Home of Alpine's Sage & Songbirds Festival & Garden Tour

Please join us!

18th Annual
Sage & Songbirds
Garden Tour

May 1-3, 2015

• 5 private home gardens...
* A Hummingbird Haven (bonus site)
Raptor Rehabilitation Facility (bonus site)

• Walk through a wine-producing vineyard
• Saunter through a sprawling old hacienda’s grounds
• Relax alongside a bubbling creek in a spacious outdoor living room
Chill-out in an artist’s cozy casita with talking parrots
• Mosey with the Monarchs in an official Monarch Butterfly Way Station
• Stroll through a swimming pool transformed to succulent garden
• Behold hundreds of hummers within arm's reach
• Get upclose & personal with amazing birds of prey

...all gardens have been lovingly created by their owners, with project assistance from professionals as needed

Waterwise plants -- succulents, California, Australian & Mediterranean natives
Water features, garden art, & IDEAS!

• Ticket Price: $20/person

• Ticket is valid all 3 days • One entry per garden, per ticket
• Map to all 7 sites inluded with ticket • Rain or shine event
• Gardens open 10 am - 4 pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Tickets now available!
Buy here.
Map of gardens will be emailed to you.
Tickets will be held in "Will-Call" at Garden #4.

For additional ticket information, including ordering by mail or buying in person, please click here.

Here's a sneak preview of the gardens!
(Special thanks to Mendi Wyatt, Denise Myers and Andy King for photos.)

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Garden #1 (above) - Wander through a vineyard that produces nearly 1,000 bottles of wine per year. Click here to read more...


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Garden #2 (above) - Stroll the gardens and grounds of a sprawling adobe hacienda. Click here to read more...



Garden #3 (above) - Relax alongside a bubbling creek in a spacious outdoor living room. Click here to read more...


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Garden #4 (above) - Stroll through a swimming pool converted to succulent garden and mosey with Monarch butterflies in an official Monarch Way Station, headquarters of CHIRP for Garden Wildlife, Inc.
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Garden #5 (above) - Chill-out in an artist's cozy casita with talking parrots.
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Bonus Site - Hang-out in this Hummingbird Haven with hundreds of hummers (above) Click here to read more...


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Bonus Site - Get up-close and personal with dozens of rarely-seen birds-of-prey in this Raptor Rescue & Rehabilitation Center (above)
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See them all with your single ticket!

Also Featuring In-the-Gardens...
* Live Music
* Garden-Related Vendors
* Plant Sales
* Demonstrations
* Sky Hunters Birds-of-Prey
* Hummingbird Rescue
* Kruisin' Kritters Reptiles & Insects
* Live Butterfly Releases
* Opportunity Drawings
* Silent Auction
& more...


Also in Celebration...



Saturday, May 2 - Noon
Sunday, May 3 - Noon

Barons Market - Alpine Creek Shopping Center
1347 Tavern Road, Alpine, CA

Please join us -- and bring your camera!

Sponsored by Barons Market & Alpine Creek Town Center.

Celebrating Alpine, CA as
America's FIRST Community Wildlife Habitat
by declaration of the National Wildlife Federation on May 1, 1998.



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We are continuing to landscape Alpine Boulevard!

Watch for "winged wildlife" as new gardens continue to be added...

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CHIRP for Garden Wildlife, Inc.
P.O. Box 532 • Alpine, CA 91903 • (619) 445-8352 •

CHIRP is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of birds, butterflies, and other creatures of habitat,
through hands-on and interactive programs and gardens.
CHIRP is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit corporation.
All proceeds benefit habitat education programs for our backyards and schoolyards.