Each year various cities across the nation organize garden tours where for a fee you can buy a ticket, usually benefitting a good community organization. The admission allows one to visit a collection of private properties that invite people to come view thier gardens. In my community I have been invited to be "artist in the garden" and paint one of the 7 showcased properties of my choice. In 2011 I had the pleasure of working on site at a whimsical garden with quite the collection of birdhouses (Herb houses 9x12). In 2012 the magic was found as curious ticket holders looked inside the dutch door, discovered a teddy bear tea party and turned to leave with genuine smiles of nostalgic memories from childhood. (Cottage 9x12).