Mark your calendars for these upcoming home and garden tours.
Now through mid-April, 2016 Bayfront Gardens Tours at The Ringling. This fascinating 90-minute, docent-led walking tour delves into the “living collections” on the Ringling grounds: its key botanical specimens. Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon, weather permitting. ringling.org/events/bayfront-gardens-tour
Jan. 31-Feb. 28, 2016 Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse, to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. Twenty-four top designers transform a 1926 Mediterranean home and guest house at 2716 Bay Shore Road in the Ringling Museum area. designershowhousesarasota.com
Feb. 20-March 6, 2016 Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Manatee Sarasota Building Industry Association. See the newest trends and decorator finishes when area builders pull out all the stops for this model home tour throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. paradeofhomesinfo.com
March 11-12, 2016 Creators & Collectors Tour, presented by the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota. Take a peek inside the studios of some of Sarasota’s most notable working artists. fineartssarasota.com/creators-collectors-tour.
March 11-12, 2016 Venice Area Garden Club 26th Annual Home Tour takes you inside some of South County’s prettiest residences. vagc-florida.org/home_tour.html
March 19, 2016 Gardens in Paradise, sponsored by the Sarasota Garden Club. Tour some of the area’s loveliest private residential gardens to gather inspiration for your own. gardensinparadise.com