The Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club is a community-based organization dedicated to advancing garden interests and knowledge among its members to include participating in community beautification projects and other activities that promote the preservation of nature and natural resources.
Proceeds from the biennial event had supported the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association (ASTA), the Back Mountain Trail, and the Rimple Loop in the past.
Going forward, the 2023 Tour of Back Mountain Gardens is scheduled for Saturday, June 24th with proceeds to benefit the Community Outreach Projects and Grants of the BACK MOUNTAIN BLOOMERS Garden Club.
Popular stop on a previous garden tour
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2023 Tour of Back Mountain Gardens on Saturday, June 24th. We had a wonderful day with 352 tickets sold. The proceeds will help fund the Back Mountain Bloomers Community Outreach Projects to include child craft activity at the Dallas Harvest Festival and the participation in the community beautification project “Bloomin’ Byways” as well as future projects in the coming year. We are thrilled with the positive feedback received both in person and online regarding this garden tour. Looking forward to an equally successful garden tour in 2025.
Lisa Lindquist, Manager
2023 Tour of Back Mountain Gardens
Art Show Date: Friday, November 17, 2023.
Art Show Date: Friday, November 17, 2023. Click here for more details.
The Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club held its eighth biennial Tour of Back Mountain Gardens and raised close to $20,000 for the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association (ASTA), an organization dedicated to developing and maintaining the Back Mountain Trail. The Trailhead at the new ‘Mile 7’ area off Dorchester Drive, Dallas, will be dedicated to the Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club, and a bench to honor them will be placed at the Trailhead to acknowledge approximately $90,000 the Bloomers have raised from the eight garden tours. ‘Mile 7’ will be called the Judith and David Rimple Loop Trail in honor of their founding of ASTA and longtime membership in the Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club.
Shown from left are: Bobbie Shurnicki, In Memory Chair; Jean Kolojejchick and Diana Berry, Sponsor Co-chairs; Carol Sorber, Club President; Mary Lou Grant, 2017 Garden Tour Co-chair; Sean Robbins, ASTA President; and Dick Cochrane, ASTA Treasurer. Not in photo, Marianne Matysczak, 2017 Garden Tour Co-chair.
During the 9th biennial Tour of Back Mountain Gardens, six amazing private gardens were featured along with the Judith and David Rimple Loop Trail and Back Mountain Bloomers Trailhead located behind the Dallas Township Municipal Building on Lt. Michael Cleary Drive in Dallas Township. Nearly 400 visitors attended the event. Many thanks to our sponsors for their most generous support in helping make this event an overwhelming success. Also, many thanks to the presenters at each garden for their time and expertise in providing valuable information. And to our numerous volunteers who without their time and effort this Garden Tour would not take place, words cannot express the immense gratitude that is felt.
The Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club presented a check for $15,000 to ASTA (Anthracite Scenic Trails Association), an organization dedicated to developing and maintaining the Back Mountain Trail. To date, the Bloomers have raised over $105,000 from the garden tours to support the efforts of ASTA. Shown from left to right: Diana Berry & Jean Kolojejchick, Sponsor Co-chairs; Sean Robbins, ASTA President; Dick Cochrane, ASTA Treasure; Judy Rimple, Bloomer and Founder of ASTA; Marianne Matysczak & Evelyn Smith, 2019 Garden Tour Co-chairs; Carol Sorber, Club President