If you've ever driven through Little Forest Hills and some of the surrounding 'hoods, then you know how distinctly un-Dallas that part of town can be (if you ignore the encroaching McMansions, that is), with funky artists' homes and haphazard gardens catching the eye as you wind through the streets, which often feel more like South Austin than anywhere in North Texas. If, like us, you've ever wanted to stop your car and stroll through the yards of complete strangers, then the White Rock East Garden & Artisans Tour
is for you. Featuring stops in Forest Hills, Little Forest Hills and Casa Linda, the event features a plant sale at 1718 Whittier Ave. and all the art, succulents, hummingbird feeders and city chickens you can handle. Start at the plant sale, where you'll find maps to all the other funky destinations. Visit eastdallasartgardens.blogspot.com
for more info.
Sun., May 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2009