The successful first annual garden tour of the Governors Village community took place Saturday, May 4, 2013, under cool, mostly overcast skies. Seven gardens in four neighborhoods were on display as owners welcomed enthusiastic visitors to their verdant retreats. The gardens were filled with stunning displays of spring blooms. The design and plantings in each garden were varied and distinct, rewarding neighbors who took the tour with countless ideas for use in their own gardens.
This year’s inaugural garden walk was planned by a group of residents who hope to make this an annual event. They also are interested in sharing horticultural knowledge, having plant exchanges and building community by connecting Governors Village residents through gardening all during the year. Organizers were Jane Hall (Lake), Keith Larkin (Forest), Adele McLean (Townes), Cliff Simpson (Park) and Ann White (Forest). Contact: Adele McLean—tarheeladele at yahoo.com
Scenes From The 2013 Tour Gardens
View the gardens.
Photos: Ted Smith, Ann White, Susie Moffat
Tip: Each of the seven gardens is presented in a separate collection of images. To see a garden’s images at a larger size click on a photograph and the view will change to a gallery. When finished stepping through all the images in one garden, close the gallery and choose another garden to view.