Tickets are $12 the day of the tour and can be purchased at any of the tour locations. $10 reduced price advance ticket sales begin on May 9 and can be purchased at several locations.

The beauty of Quincy is blooming at every corner and your Quincy Preserves is ready to showcase five fascinating gardens during the annual “Behind the Garden Gate” tour.

Saturday, June 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is the day, rain or shine, to view gardens of all varieties. Whimsical, freeform, formal, koi ponds, waterfalls and Williamsburg inspired gardens will be available to view. A special opportunity will be the 4 Winds Farm that features flowers, organic veggie and herb gardening. This will be educational and a beautiful experience so allow a bit more time at this location.

Tickets are $12 the day of the tour and can be purchased at any of the tour locations. $10 reduced price advance ticket sales begin on May 9 and can be purchased at the following locations:

• On-line at www.quincypreserves.org

• Adam Florist, Emerald City Jewelers, Kirlins Mall and Java Jive in Hannibal

(Note: Claim your advance ticket purchases and credit card sales at Four Winds Farm location)

This year’s gardens are 413 Kentucky Road W, 2421 Kentucky Road, 1900 SE Wilmar, 2105 Curved Creek, 3729 N. 36th - Four Winds Farm.

Added attractions are “Ask the pro” with your gardening questions, expertly designed flower pot arrangements by Creative Gardens (Carol Rakers) for purchase, and tasty pastries and beverages for your enjoyment and purchase.

Tour proceeds give Quincy Preserves the funds needed to support the HQBD Façade Program, scholarships and other sister preservation organization needs.