This year's tour included exceptional gardens that were previously featured during past tours. Since I had previously seen three of the gardens, it was a great opportunity to see how they had evolved over time.
Our first stop was an early invite to catch the morning sun in Tait Moring's garden before the crowds arrived. Situated on a hilltop with an amazing canyon view, this garden is always a treat to visit. It includes classic elements and eclectic focal points -- finely-honed view corridors and magnificent vistas. Several water features and a range of plants from xeric to native to tropical fill garden rooms with unique appeal.
This wall was created with stones from Moring's childhood rock collection and other memorabilia and art.
A delightful and fascinating garden, I left feeling peaceful and inspired.