The self-guided tour benefits Valley Oak Respite Center. Tickets for $30 and the self-guided tour map can be purchased at 7 Creekledge Court in Danville, off Diablo Road almost opposite Mt. Diablo Scenic Boulevard. This is also the site of a silent auction to be held midday with light refreshments.
On the tour are an English-style garden with a formal rose section, a variety of flowering plants intermingling with statuary, and a conservatory imported from England as well as a gazebo with a nearby fern glen and orchard.
Among the volunteers at the gardens will be mother-and-daughter team belonging to the National Charity League. Coordinator Joy Reynold said each pair will welcome guests for three-hour intervals. The gardens will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For information, call 956-9269.
Valley Oak Respite Center, held at Danville Congregational Church's social hall, is a place where frail seniors and those with early stage dementia can socialize and engage in activities while their caregivers take a break.
What: "Memories in the Garden"
Where: Eight sites in Danville and Alamo
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 7
Who: Benefits Valley Oak Respite Center
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What: Valley Oak Respite Center; adult day care, activities include memory enhancement, music, exercise and bingo.
Where: Danville Congregational Church, 989 Danville Blvd.
Cost: $30 per session
When: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Call: 945-8040, ext. 53