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.
Return to Past Programs