Tucson’s historic Valley of the Moon is having a Magical Garden Party Saturday, May 8th and the public has been invited. The reason for the party is to let the public see all the major renovations that have taken place this last year. Two years ago the public feared that the children’s fantasyland might have to close. This party is to let them know that the MOON is really shining once again.
The historical park was created by George Phar Legler in the 1920’s as a fantasyland for children of all ages 2-80. As many Tucsonans know it is a very special place where your imagination is stimulated and one feels as if they were transported to a magical fairyland occupied by Gnomes and flying fairies. Can you imagine anything more exciting than being married in a magical place like this? It is now encouraging weddings, birthday parties, company functions, and special events.
The park is 2 and half acres of winding paths, secret gardens, mythic statues, and stone fairy houses, and will be open to the public Saturday, May 8 for viewing and photo opportunities. Admission is free. Wedding and party planners are encouraged to attend to see the magic that you have been missing.
It will be an opportunity for visitors to see the relocated sculptures from the closed Magic Carpet Golf property. The Pygmy Hut, The Castle, The Old Stump and The Spider Web are now concreted into their permanent location and landscaped in the front part of the park. Over 150 various plants and trees have been planted and has added a much needed “green” to the atmosphere. The amphitheater has been replanted and is now a beautiful green lawn available for various outdoor functions once again.
Since 1923, Valley of the Moon has been spreading the message that Kindness to All is the Golden Key to Happiness. In 2008 over 30% of the park was closed and many of the original works of George Legler have not been open to the public and are still in need of renovation. Valley of the Moon is still pursuing funding to restore these and renting out their facilities is one way of getting the necessary funds to do this.
On Saturday, May 8th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM the public will be poured up an afternoon of delight and enjoy hors d’oeuvres at this magical kingdom unlike any other in Tucson or the world for that matter. Admission is FREE.
For more information visit http://www.tucsonvalleyofthemoon.com or call 520-323-1331. Valley of the Moon is located at 2544 East Allen Road, just north of Prince Rd. and Tucson Blvd. is an Arizona Historic Site.