Windsor Historical Society/Windsor Garden Club “Garden Getaways” Tour

July 10, 2010       10am - 3pm

 

Building on the success of previous garden tours, the Windsor Garden Club and Windsor Historical Society present a “Garden Getaways” tour to relax minds and soothe spirits.  Nine Windsor gardens will be on display Saturday July 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the tour.  Proceeds will benefit the Windsor Garden Club and Windsor Historical Society.

 

Tickets with a brochure describing the gardens and a map may be purchased from:

·         Ashley’s Distinctive Jewelry and Gifts, 555 Day Hill Road, Windsor

·         Flowers by Timothy Snelgrove, 1763 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor

·         Jordan Florist, 10 Palisado Avenue, Windsor

·         Windsor Historical Society, 96 Palisado Avenue, Windsor (open Tues-Sat. 10 - 4)

·         Members of the Windsor Garden Club

 

The gardens, which may be viewed in any order, are located at:

·         1031 Windsor Avenue (Rt. 159):  A large water garden with koi, a culinary herb garden and perennial side gardens are enhanced with hand-crafted sculptures.

 

·         79 Park Avenue:  An attractive front cottage garden with trees, shrubs and perennials gives way to a tranquil water garden, and gazebo.

 

·         770 Matianuck Avenue:  This two-year-old country garden with a wealth of foundation plantings, trees, shrubs, perennials, and container gardens is inspired by European perennial gardens.

 

·          37 Lennox Avenue:  The lawn serves as walking paths connecting multiple low-maintenance gardens positioned around the landscape.  Roses, hydrangeas, and other perennials in full beds minimize the need for weeding.

 

·         3 Eno Street:  Beauty and practicality are combined in the 100% organic vegetable gardens and berry patches with composting bins and an underground watering system. Colorful flowerbeds complete the landscape.

 

·         46 Glenwood Drive:  Colorful perennial gardens and a semi-wooded back yard with fern and habitat gardens play off the landscape of a backyard brook.

 

·         7 Macktown Road:   Patio gardens, a formal fountain garden built of native stone and brick,

and a pool and gazebo garden blend harmoniously with this 1770 colonial home. Diverse and

unique flowering trees and shrubs populate the landscape.

 

·         51 Berrios Hill Road:  Striking textures and colors are found in shrubs and perennial beds dotted with small statues.  Discover a hidden organic vegetable garden, herb garden and pumpkin patch, including giants that sometimes grow to over 600 pounds.

 

·         21 Meadowlark Drive: Beautiful trees and flowering shrubs frame artfully-positioned perennial gardens.  Window boxes are used to bring the outdoors in and add to the relaxing views enjoyed from every window in the house.

 

 

 

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