Garden tours

Windsor - posted Jun, 29 2012

Tickets are now available for the Windsor Historical Society/Windsor Garden Club Windsor Garden Tour on July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. View eight Windsor gardens exhibiting the artistry and hard work of their owners. Some of the gardens are newly-planted and some are decades old. Garden hosts will be available at each garden to answer questions. Tickets for the tour are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the tour. Proceeds support community programming offered by both organizations. 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; Bill Selig Jewelers, 161 Broad St., Windsor; Jordan Florist, 10 Palisado Ave. Windsor; members of the Windsor Garden Club; Snelgrove’s, 1763 Poquonock Ave., Windsor; and Windsor Historical Society, 96 Palisado Ave., Windsor. Or obtain the advance order form at and follow directions to have tickets sent to you. The gardens, which may be viewed in any order, are located at: 3 Eno St., beauty and practicality are combined in the 100 percent organic vegetable gardens and berry patches with composting bins and an underground watering system, colorful flowerbeds complete the landscape; 244 Carriage Way, three sun gardens feature a relaxing pergola garden, a rock wall and a trellis garden; 375 Palisado Ave. (Route 159), gardens surrounding this 1791 historic cap include a raised deck and brick patio retreat with a variety of container plans, a vegetable garden and a green house; 31 Elm St., off Route 159, zen-like shade and flower gardens accented with original metal sculptures create a peaceful retreat in downtown Windsor; 3 Kellogg St., the owners describe their garden as “a painting in the eye of the gardener;” 18 Douglas St., these gardens feature a variety of colors and plantings and glorious dahlias; 64 Belmont Ave., annuals and an array of eye-catching perennials and grasses add beauty and interest to this yard; and 1079 Plymouth St., a lovely perimeter garden and a collection of at least 40 years of perennials and flowering shrubs intermixed with annuals, plus a delightful raised bed garden are features.

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