The 2012 Garden Oaks Home & Garden Tour was on Sunday April 22, 2012 showcasing 6 homes and 2 gardens. If you have any questions, you can contact the tour committee. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form.
Garden Oaks is north of the 610 Loop between Ella and Yale, moments from the growth and vitality of downtown Houston.
Garden Oaks is one of Houston's best-kept secrets. Nestled among towering pines and grand magnolias, this quaint and architecturally unique neighborhood of approximately 1400 homes continues to attract attention and rave reviews. From quaint cottages and charming bungalows to plantation, ranch and a traditional style home, Garden Oaks supports diverse updates while maintaining its charm and sense of history. Because of its excellent location, mass appeal, oversized lots, and booming property values, Garden Oaks is often compared to West University and Bellaire.
In 1937, Edward L Crain established Garden Oaks on a tract of land just north of the Houston Heights. Comprised of five (5) sections, Garden Oaks offers a unique blend of mid-century homes—mostly pier and beam cottages. The western edge of the neighborhood is comprised of G.I. homes built for returning veterans after World War II. All five sections have seen an abundance of renovations and newly constructed homes.
The Garden Oaks Home & Garden Tour has something for everyone—and it's a great place to pick up unique decorating tips and eclectic gardening ideas.
In 2004, the Civic Club decided to hold the tour every other year starting from the 2004 tour.
Thanks for your support!
2012 Committee Members
Mark Klein and Brenda de Alba, Tour Co-Chairs
Missy Alwais - Auction Committee Chair
Sue Schmidt, Preview Party Chair, Locations Selection
Debbie Padon, Docent Scripts
Jan Forster, Preview Party
Susan Kostelecky, Locations Selection Chair, Sponsorship Chair, Preview Party
Elizabeth Klein and Stephanie Acosta, Command Center Co-Chairs
Mel Johnson, Posters Chair
Graphics & Printing Committee Chair – to be updated
Gretchen Dreher, Pre-sale Ticket Locations Chair
Dian Austin, Finance Chair
Mark Saranie, Transportation Chair
Shana Tatum, Florists Chair
Mark Klein, Marketing & Publicity Chair
Jerry Butler, Concessions Chair
Jay Tatum and Jonathan Morgan, Set-up Co-Chairs
Joe Muscara, Web Chair
Brenda de Alba, Volunteers Chair
Jessica Jarvis - Marketing Chair
Home & Garden Captains