20 June 2016

New Town Garden Tour 2016

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The New Town Garden Club had its annual garden tour June 12.  The weather was so miserably hot that our attendance was down.  I was disappointed for our residents who spent so much time getting the gardens ready.  Still, those who went on the tour had nothing but wonderful things to say about the gardens.

This year we did something new:  we had a wreath raffle!  Say that three times fast!  We had 12 wreaths donated to the club and we sold tickets.  All the wreaths were very beautiful and the winners were thrilled when they learned they had won a wreath!


The Garden Club is raising money to put in a bird garden at the end of the big lake.  We've been raising money for some time now.  We need quite a bit to do the work we've envisioned.  I would guess we are about 2/3rds there.  Once we hit 3/4, I believe we will do a Go Fund Me effort for the rest.

Here's a brief walk through of some of the gardens and their highlights.  Some of the photos are from one of the tour participants. 

Fantastic color.

Restful.

Love this outdoor room!

Fairy tale garden

What a beautiful dining space.

The art in the gardens is just beautiful!

A fantastic water feature

This color combination!

There is nothing more alluring than a rusty garden gate!

These trees add just the correct amount of whimsy to this garden.

The colors of these lilies are so beautiful!
 I hope you enjoyed the tour!  Next year I hope we have better attendance so we can begin to start our fantastic plan for a bird garden.  Stay tuned for the 2017 New Town Garden Tour!

23 comments :

  1. This is so pretty, Terri! I love garden tours!!

    I'm pinning a few of these...that side garden catches my eye because that space is always a challenge.

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  2. Stunning!! I would have attended! :) We walked through a local ice cream factory/shop's garden yesterday and it was lovely. The ice cream is made there and they use what they grow in their garden, how awesome is that?
    I cannot wait to get my own yard. :)
    www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

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  3. Loving all of these garden images. I adore gardenscapes, but sadly do not have a green thumb. I generally admire the work of others or really take note when I'm on vacation somewhere tropical! And I take photos! lol
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  4. These are some beautiful wreaths! I wish I won one ... I'm sad to hear the attendance was disappointing. When you spend so much time getting the gardens ready, you want the whole town to admire them! I personally especially liked the Fairy Tale Garden.

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  5. WOw what a beautiful garden. I wish my yard looked this pretty but right now all we have is dead everything.

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  6. Wow, these gardens are simply amazing. I wish I had the time and money to have my own perfect outdoor oasis. I have some bushes mixed with weeds right now . . .

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  7. Here's hoping that you all get the money you need for that bird house on the lake. I wish I had a beautiful garden, but alas I'm ashamed to even call it a garden. I do need to get out there and work on mine.

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  8. I am glad that the wreath raffle went so well! The garden looks stunning, so full of colour and I love the hammock. Sorry to hear about the poor attendance.

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  9. These all look so amazing. I have a thing for outdoor rooms and that one is a great one. This is something I would have loved to have seen.

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  10. I always love to see others' gardens! My little city is putting on a garden tour in the next few weeks, it is the first year, and I am so excited to walk around and see what everyone has come up with!

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  11. Omg how fabulous!!!! Gardens take a lot of work and y'all did a great job. I wish I had a green thumb to pull this kind of work off!

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  12. This is absolutely amazing! The gardens are everything I have always wanted my gardens to be. I love the Fairy Tale Garden! My favorite part!

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  13. I love the idea of a wreath raffle! The middle one is my favorite! What a beautiful tour!

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  14. Those wreaths are gorgeous! I wish I had the time and commitment to keep a garden. I love plants and used to have a really green thumb. Now that I have allowed my life to be so busy, I kill every green thing I get. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

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  15. This is stunning. I absolutely love roaming around gardens and getting ideas for myself to. Looks like great fun!

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  16. Garden tours are so awesome! I love all of the pretty gardens that you captured here. I have some ideas now for my own.

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  17. I think it is great that your Garden Club is saving money for a big garden by the lake. Gardens are a wonderful way to beautify a community.

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  18. I'd love to join tour garden like this, but I don't think we have this such activity in my local town here. These garden give me some inspiration for my own garden (just started to do gardening). The fairy tale garden is my favourite one.

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  19. Oh my goodness, those pictures are beautiful! The stone pathways are really magnificent. It's too bad you didn't get the attendance you would have liked, but I'm glad the raffle went well!

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  20. Wow!! These yards are amazing!!! i could spend my afternoons back there for sure! I love that you all are rasing money for the big garden, it will be great in your community!

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  21. What a wonderful tour! I got some great ideas for my own garden.

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  22. This reminds me so much of a tour I went on when I lived in Chicago. I loved seeing all the different way people create a natural haven in their garden.

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  23. So pretty! Our outdoor space in our home is like or sanctuary so we are always trying to owe it looking like an oasis❤️ Our city has a green space initiative as well which I think is great to help promote things like this! I think they may be planning on a community garden/farm which would be so awesome!

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