Swamplot Sponsor: ‘Nourish,’ the Rice Design Alliance Annual Home Tour

The Rice Design Alliance is sponsoring Swamplot today, in honor of the 41st annual RDA architecture tour. Thanks for the support!

Two of the houses and gardens of the 6 in this year’s home tour are featured in the video preview above. The tour, called “Nourish,” takes visitors through 6 Houston homes that have edible gardens. It takes place on Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10, from 1 pm to 6 pm.

The house at 2709 Albans, designed by English + Associates Architects, is a remodel of a 1941 suburban house that turned it into a Craftsman-like cottage. In the back, a 1,000-gallon cistern collects rainwater and is used to irrigate the edibles on the property — which include eggplant, chard, kale, peppers, and Calamondin oranges.

And the house at 1514 Banks, designed by Lantz Full Circle, is also known as The (Almost) All-American Home, which Mimi Swartz wrote about in The New York Times in 2012. In addition to a street-side garden of drought-tolerant succulents, the house has an edible garden in raised beds with tomatoes, hibiscus, and other cocktail-friendly herbs.

You can buy tickets to the tour here.

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