As August draws to a close, what better way to spend an afternoon than touring gorgeous backyards?

On Sunday, New Albany will team up with the Wellness Community and several other sponsors to host the first annual Yardscapes Garden Tour. The tour is a collection of homes throughout New Albany that have remodeled backyards. Highlights include outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, ponds and other water features.

Yardscapes also will feature entertainment and provide visitors with tips on gardening, grilling and fitness.

Tickets for Yardscapes, which will take place from noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, are $5 per person. Proceeds will go to the New Albany Boosters as well as the Wellness Community. For tickets or more information on the event or sponsors, visit www.yardscapes.org.

--Heather Weekley