Garden Club of St. Augustine plans Holiday Tour of Homes


The Garden Club of St. Augustine will host its 52nd Holiday Tour of Homes from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 10. This is one of St. Augustine’s oldest holiday traditions.  

Six houses will be decorated by the Garden Club of St. Augustine. All floral arrangements and greenery are live and designed by the decorators to enhance the homes.

Three houses are located on Marine Street, including Quarters One, residence of the commanding officer of the St. Francis Barracks and Florida National Guard. There is one on Tremerton Street, on St. George Street and lastly on Onieda Street. This is a walking tour, therefore limited transportation will be provided by the COA buses from the parking garage downtown on Castillo Drive to the tea and boutique at the River House.

The tea and boutique will be held at the beautiful River House, 179 Marine St., from noon until 4 p.m. The tea includes holiday cookies made by Garden Club members, coffee, tea and holiday punch. Raffle tickets will be sold with cash prizes of $500, $300 and $100.

The boutique will take place in several rooms. Holiday wreaths, ornaments, live arrangements and gift baskets made by Garden Club members are for sale.

A gourmet food area will have packaged holiday cookies, candy, small cakes, nuts and jam, also made by Garden Club members.

A “will call” area will be available so attendees do not have to carry their purchases on the tour. They may leave them at River House during their tour and pick them up by 5:30 p.m. Any packages not picked up will be taken to the Garden Club Clubhouse, 3440 Old Moultrie Road.

Tickets will go on sale Oct. 1 and are $40. Go to for information on how to purchase tickets.

Tickets can also be purchased by check or cash only at:

  • Flowers by Shirley at 2200 U.S. 1
  • Palencia (call Maureen Nightingale at 503-686-1426)
  • Southern Horticulture
  • Leonardi’s Nursery
  • Carter’s Jewelry
  • Whetstone Chocolate