The Sierra Club Big Bear Group presents their 8th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour, featuring homes and gardens with drought-tolerant and native plants. As in years past, attendees can pick up a free tour booklet at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery (at 41223 Big Bear Boulevard, just west of Big Bear Middle School) between 9am and noon, then enjoy a self-guided tour and consult with xeriscape experts and homeowners through 4pm. In addition to six gardens, this year’s tour will also feature a Firewise home and the opportunity to enter to win a special drawing worth $1,000 in gift certificates (thanks to USAA and the Big Bear City Fire Department). For photos from past Xeriscape Garden Tours, visit the website of the Sierra Club Big Bear Group, then scroll down to view digital photo albums.