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Spring Home & Garden Tour in Houston Heights, April 11-12


One stop on the Home & Garden Tour is this Queen Anne Victorian-style home at 1011 Heights Blvd. Widely known as The Webber House, this house is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

One stop on the Home & Garden Tour is this Queen Anne Victorian-style home at 1011 Heights Blvd. Widely known as The Webber House, this house is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

“Embracing Change” Theme Showcases Six Houses

Kicking off with its Candlelight Dinner & Auction on April 10, the annual weekend-long Houston Heights Association Spring Home & Garden Tour scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, will showcase six Houston Heights-area renovated historic and recently constructed homes.

Guests will take part in an exclusive tour of the homes from 5 to 7 p.m. before they are opened to the public, followed by the Can­dlelight Dinner and Silent Auction from 7 to 11 p.m. at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. in the Houston Arts District. Before dinner enjoy strolling through the silent auction and placing your bids on featured donations of contemporary artwork, as well as items for families and pets, food, entertainment, getaways, health, beauty, home, garden and more. In addition, local artist Taft McWhorter has created “All Things Heights,” an original art piece in his Double Entendre series. The piece will be sold at the live auction during the candlelight dinner. Tickets to the Candlelight Dinner and Silent Auction are limited, and will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Individual tickets for the Candlelight Dinner and Silent Auction are $150. Reserved tables for 10 are available for $1,500 and reserved tables of 12 are available for $1,800. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning March 3. Visit houstonheights.org to purchase tickets or e-mail candlelightdinner@houstonheights.org for more information.

Scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, the tour will include homes displaying a diverse mix of architectural styles and inviting gardens. The theme of this year’s tour is Embracing Change and the homes selected for the tour emphasize the positive changes to the Houston Heights neighborhood.

The Homes are located at 2023 Arlington, 1638 Harvard, 713 E. 13th St., 1414 Ash­land, 1011 Heights Blvd. and 1615 Columbia.

Advance tickets are $20 and will be available online at houstonheights.org and beginning March 3 at various Houston Heights locations including: Buchanan’s Native Plants, 611 E. 11th St.; Jubilee, 325 W. 19th St.; and Another Place in Time, 421 W. 11th St. Tickets purchased on the days of the tours are $25 and will be available at the Houston Heights Fire Station at 12th and Yale and all the pre-sale ticket locations. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the individual homes. Luxury shuttle buses will be available at the Fire Station to take you to the homes.

For more event information, e-mail springhometour@houstonheights.org. To volunteer during the tour, e-mail volunteer@houstonheights.org.

Spring Home & Garden Tour in Houston Heights


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