Thursday, April 12, 2012

Private Garden Tour Sunday April 22nd

Private Garden Tours
Call to Register 845-658-9007

Sunday April 22nd 11am

Nestled at the bottom of a hill, in a lush microclimate, Deb Gray (of Gardenmakers fame and now a part of the Victoria Gardens’ design team) has been cultivating an incredible collection of specimens in her garden for over 30 years (mature Copper Beeches and Japanese Umbrella pines that were once orphans, but Deb rescued and nursed back to heath.)

A custom, rustic wooden pergola straddles the entrance to the garden path and leads to a blue stone patio, full of bird feeders and surrounded by flowering trees. Apple blossoms and magnolia trees fill the patio with fragrance. Spring blooming bulbs and woodland ground covers have naturalized creating large drifts of early spring color.

A Rustic Bear by artist Hoppy Quick stands guard over the woodland garden. He is usually covered in birds, but occasionally the cat perches on his head or shoulders. Meandering blue stone pathway, which have evolved over many years, lead around the house to a spring fed pond.

This is the result of the curiosity, passion and dedication of a very talented garden designer. On the tour you will see unusual plants and happy accidents.

As an interesting contrast, we will also be visiting the extensive gardens of Deb’s longtime client, Arlene Levine.

At the driveway entrance you will be struck by two splashy and spectacular gold and red symmetrical plantings. You will see a mature shrub border with dozens of mature specimens that is truly inspirational.

A beautiful stone patio winds around the house to a scenic pond, surrounded by a mature birch grove. Arlene and Deb have worked together to create a bold and colorful collection of gardens that are as whimsical as they are extensive.

Don’t miss this amazing tour of two private gardens. Reservations necessary - $10 per person.
Call 845-658-9007 to register.

Our next private garden tour is on Sunday May 6th at 11am. We will be visiting three very different gardens in the same creek side neighborhood. One is a hillside garden, one is an enclosed cottage garden, and the third is the stunning garden collection of a talented garden photographer. Then we’ll make a second stop for garden number 4! You will get more ideas and inspiration on this two-hour tour than you would from a stack of garden magazines!

For a full schedule of events, visit our website and click on the classes and special events link.

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