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Scenes from 2014 Garden Walk

Seven gardens and seven different approaches to landscaping and gardening

Photo credit: Ted Smith

Photo credit: Ted Smith

Everyone who attended this year’s garden tour were treated to a varied display of gardens in our Governors Village Neighborhoods. There were examples of water features, statuary, topiary, colorful flower pots, whiskey barrel planters and even an outhouse door used to accentuate the plants. This convergence of ideas will inspire even armchair gardeners to action and begin to plan a backyard oasis of their own. We are very grateful to the homeowners who shared their gardens with us. They all freely discussed the plants they used, their concepts and plans to further enhance their creations. Thanks to Ted Smith, who provided all photos and event summary.

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Update: 2014 Governors Village Garden Walk Sunday, April 27, 2014

2013 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Tour

2013 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Tour

The 2nd Annual Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Walk is coming up April 27, 2014, 1:00-5:00 pm.

A new feature of this year’s tour has just been announced. Governors Forest residents Keith Larkin and Cadee Chronaki will facilitate a short discussion on “Challenges in the Maturing Home Landscape” at the Chronaki garden at 4:00 pm the day of the tour.

This free tour features seven gardens in the neighborhoods of our community. See the attached flyer for garden descriptions, addresses and maps.

Sponsored by the Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Club.

Contact: Cheri Simpson, Neighborhood Garden Club Chair: 2013-2014, cherimsimpson at yahoo.com

Attachment:
2014 Governors Village Garden Walk Flyer – garden descriptions and directions, flyer dated April 16, 2014 (PDF)

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Save The Date: 2014 Governors Village “Garden Walk Tour”

Save The Date: 2014 Governors Village “Garden Walk Tour” Sunday, April 27, 2014

2014 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Club Pictured l. to r.: Joanne Donaton, Adele McLean, Ann White, Ted Smith, Maria Smith, Cheri Simpson (Chair) and Cliff Simpson. Not pictured: Keith Larkin

2014 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Club
Pictured l. to r.: Joanne Donaton, Adele McLean, Ann White, Ted Smith, Maria Smith, Cheri Simpson (Chair) and Cliff Simpson. Not pictured: Keith Larkin

2013 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Tour

2013 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Tour

2013 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Tour

2013 Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Tour

The Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Club was founded in 2013 by several resident garden enthusiasts with an aim to create a fun, free, social activity for people to enjoy.

The inaugural “Garden Walk Tour,” held last May on a Saturday, was a huge success with seven beautiful gardens available to tour.

Neighbors and their guests had the opportunity to visit the lovely gardens on the Tour, and talk with the gracious hosts who answered questions, talked about their plants, and shared ideas for inspiration.

The “Garden Walk Tour” was then followed up by another new initiative organized by this plant-loving Club: the inaugural “Plant Swap,” which was held last October in the Governors Village pool parking lot.

Planning for the “2014 Garden Walk Tour” has been a pleasure to organize, and some of your Governors Village neighbors’ unique and beautiful gardens will be on display for your viewing enjoyment on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1pm-5pm [rain or shine].

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Garden Walk Tour! Save the date on your calendar! Bring your friends, bring your family! It’s free! And if you are interested in showcasing your garden for this year’s event, or for 2015, please let us know. This is not a competition, but rather an opportunity to socialize with your neighbors and friends throughout Governors Village. We look forward to seeing you in April!

Best regards,

The Governors Village Neighborhood Garden Club

Contact: Cheri Simpson, Chair: 2013-2014, cherimsimpson at yahoo.com

Scenes From 2013 First Annual Community Garden Tour

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

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Planning Your Visits—Seven Neighborhood Gardens May 4, 2013

Korach Garden

Korach Garden

Organizers for the recently announced community garden tour have prepared expanded descriptions to help residents learn about the participating gardens before visiting them.

Seven gardens in four neighborhoods of the Governors Village community will be open for neighbors to view on Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, rain or shine.

(Each garden description is a PDF and will open in a new browser window/tab.)

Patio Paradise, McLean-Brown Garden, 1003 Christopher Drive, Townes. 19.8 MB
Korach Garden, 10017 Hammock Bend, Forest
Smith Garden, 10005 Raintree Bend, Forest
Moffat Garden, 30076 Village Park Drive, Park
Donaton-Duggan Garden, 30090 Village Park Drive, Park
Malekpour Garden, 12012 Wicker Drive, Lake
Hall Garden, 15001 Barnhardt Court, Lake

Tour Notes

  • This first Governors Village Garden Tour is open to residents of the Governors Village community. Admission is free. No pets please.
  • Organizers are: Jane Hall (Lake), Keith Larkin (Forest), Adele McLean (Townes), Cliff Simpson (Park) and Ann White (Forest).

Contact: Adele McLean—tarheeladele at yahoo.com

Attachment:
2013 Neighborhood Garden Visits Flyer—garden descriptions, addresses, map. Designed by Adele McLean. Updated April 15, 2013, 17.1 MB (PDF)

View Seven Neighborhood Gardens May 4, 2013 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Creeping PhloxThis spring seven gardens in the Governors Village community will be open for neighbors to visit and enjoy. The gardens will be on view Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, rain or shine.

The seven participating gardens are located across four of the Governors Village neighborhoods.

Refer to the printable, color flyer, designed by Adele McLean (Townes), for descriptions of the gardens on the tour and a map. On May 4, each of these 7 locations on the tour will be marked with balloons:

forsythia McLean Garden, 1003 Christopher Drive, Townes
Korach Garden, 10017 Hammock Bend, Forest
Smith Garden, 10005 Raintree Bend, Forest
Moffat Garden, 30076 Village Park Drive, Park
Donaton-Duggan Garden, 30090 Village Park Drive, Park
Malekpour Garden, 12012 Wicker Drive, Lake
Hall Garden, 15001 Barnhardt Court, Lake

Organizers for the community spring garden visits are: Jane Hall (Lake), Keith Larkin (Forest), Adele McLean (Townes), Cliff Simpson (Park) and Ann White (Forest).

This first Governors Village Garden Tour is open to residents of the Governors Village community. Admission is free. No pets please.

Contact: Adele McLean—tarheeladele at yahoo.com

Attachment:
2013 Neighborhood Garden Visits Flyer—garden descriptions, addresses, map. Updated April 15, 2013, 17.1 MB (PDF)

Neighborhood Gardens Spring Event Planned

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'A group of residents is planning a garden event in the spring for the Governors Village community.

What: Neighborhood Gardens
Featuring: Seven Gardens in 4 neighborhoods
When: Saturday May 4, 2013 10am – 2pm rain or shine

More information on the gardens and their hosts will be available in April. Mark your calendars now for this Spring event!

Contact: Adele McLean—tarheeladele at yahoo.com