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Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association, Tucson, Arizona

Monthly Meeting of the SHNA

The next monthly meeting of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association will be held November 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Himmel Park Library. 

PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise announced, Board Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Look for minutes of recent meetings on the Minutes/Agendas page.

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Garden Tour

Sam Hughes Neighborhood Garden Tour, April 10th 2016

Are there Gardens and Outdoor Spaces in our neighborhood that intrigue you? This was your chance to bring a friend, walk our lovely historic neighborhood and get an intimate look at unique gardens in the Sam Hughes Historic Neighborhood. It was a two mile round trip walk through 8 private residences, 2 public properties, a demonstration site for the "first in the nation" neighborhood phenology trail and the Children's Gardens at Sam Hughes Elementary School.

The GARDEN TOUR began at Sam Hughes Elementary School, the heart of our vibrant community. Ticket sales benefited the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association.  To volunteer for future tours or to ask questions, please click here to contact us.

Thanks to sponsor Ethos Rainwater Harvesting
(520) 369-2376
www.ethosrainwater.com
PO Box 4146, Tucson, AZ 85717

Serving Tucson and the surrounding areas with high-quality Rainwater Harvesting Systems. Ethos offers design, consultation, and installation services. Tucson Water will REBATE qualifying residential Rainwater Harvesting System costs up to $2,000 and Greywater Systems up to $1,000.

Thanks also to sponsor Jeffrey Trent
(520) 256-7780
www.ethosrainwater.comwww.jeffrey-trent.com
7739 E. Broadway Blvd #281 Tucson, AZ 85710

Welcome to the Spring 2016 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Garden Tour! I've designed award-winning Tucson gardens for over twenty years, in Sam Hughes and throughout the city. You may have seen my work on the Tucson Botanical Gardens Spring Tour of Home Gardens, the Innovative Homes Tour, or in publications including Sunset Magazine and Tucson Lifestyles. I was at 2002 E. 3rd Street the day of the tour, where homeowners Ashley Langer, Asaf Plan and I created a totally new garden look for a unique mid-century modern home.





Sam Hughes Neighborhood Garden Tour, Sunday, April 6, 2014

garden-tour-2014The Garden Tour was a self-guided walking tour (approximately a two mile loop to visit all sites on foot). The Sam Hughes neighborhood is bounded by Speedway/Country Club/Broadway/Campbell. The neighborhood is named after Sam Hughes Elementary School, a historic property built in the Spanish Eclectic Style. The neighborhood school still serves as the heart of this vibrant historic community.

Proceeds from the tour benefit the endeavors of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association. The tour featured 7 private residences, 2 public properties, and a demonstration site for the Sam Hughes Neighborhood "first in the nation" neighborhood phenology trail. Phenology is the study of the timing of plant and animal life cycles.

The garden tour's title sponsors, Solar Solution AZ, LLC, 520-471-1866 and Oasis Water Harvesting, 520-234-7681, were available during the garden tour to answer all of your solar energy and rain water harvesting questions. The gardens and outdoor spaces featured a variety of elements including water harvesting, solar, water features, xeriscape, hardscape, a backyard chicken coop, raised beds, a certified wildlife habitat garden, a hummingbird garden, gazing balls, outdoor cooking areas, and use of color, sculptures, and recycled materials.

Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Members attended free of charge!

Sincere appreciation to the homeowners who so graciously opened their gardens and to our sponsors:Solar Solution AZ, LLC and Oasis Water Harvesting. Also the volunteers who gave their energy and time, Sam Hughes Elementary School Principal Janet Jordan, supporting donor Rosati's Pizza, and the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association.





Sam Hughes Neighborhood Garden Tour, Sunday, October 21st, 2012

The self-guided tour featured eight private residences and two public properties. It included a demonstration site for the Sam Hughes Neighborhood's "first in the nation" phenology trail. Phenology is the study of the timing of plant and animal life cycles. The garden tour's Title Sponsor, Solar Solution AZ, LLC, 520-216-7198, was available at the garden tour to answer all of your solar energy questions.

The gardens and outdoor spaces feature a variety of elements including water harvesting, solar, water feature, xeriscaping, hardscape, raised beds, a rooftop view, hummingbird garden, gazing balls, outdoor cooking areas, use of color, sculptures and other unique features.

Tickets were $10 per adult. Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Member's tickets were FREE!

Thanks to the homeowners who have so graciously opened their gardens, sponsor Solar Solution AZ, LLC, the volunteers who have given their energy and time, Sam Hughes School Principal Janet Jordan, and the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. 





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