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    32nd Annual Spring Garden Tour- June 15th and 16th

    32nd Annual Spring Garden Tour

    Saturday, June 15th, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    and
    Sunday, June 16th, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Cost: $20
    Good for both days
    Purchase tickets at any of the gardens.

     

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    Garden Descriptions

     


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    Betty and Dan Smith
    150 Truan Dr, Hixson, TN 37343

    Betty Smith’s gardens have evolved steadily over the past 40 years that she and her husband, Dan, have lived in their Hixson home. Featuring azaleas, lilies, zinnias, dahlias, hydrangeas, and a variety of other plants, Betty’s gardens are a rainbow of color and a testament to the fact that there aren’t many plants she doesn’t like! The area around the house includes full-sun and shade areas, flat border beds, a small kitchen garden, and the focal point, a terraced hillside garden with a vine-covered archway. Whimsical sculptures and a fairy garden are placed artfully throughout the many flowering plants and tree. Betty is excited to share her love of gardening with you!

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    Hat Chau
    5797 Taggart Drive, Hixson

    This landscape artist has transformed his unusually configured property off Hixson Pike into a unique oasis filled with an amazing variety of plants. Pillar-shaped palms, feathery Japanese maples, dwarf conifers, and boxwood topiaries create a strong backdrop for many varieties of hydrangeas, daylilies, ferns, seasonal perennials and colorful annuals. From the front entrance mixing hardscape and individual planters filled with a variety of vegetables and flowering plants, enjoy the surprises contained in this amazing garden!

     

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    Alpine Crest Elementary School
    4700 Stagg Rd, Red Bank, TN

    Alpine Crest Outdoor Classroom and Gardens provides a unique opportunity for their students to increase the quality, quantity, and benefit of outdoor experiences. The different areas for learning include a registered butterfly garden, raised beds with vegetables and herbs, a bird feeding station, and an orchard, along with nearby picnic tables and a large pavilion for outdoor learning. In addition, the woodland classroom offers nature trails for exploration and observing wildlife, native plants and trees. A Hamilton County Master Gardener project since 2014, Alpine Crest earned a State of Tennessee Search for Excellence Award in 2018.

     

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    Carl and Lynn Pendergrass
    4016 Norwood Ave, Red Bank

    Carl and Lynn Pendergrass moved into their Norwood Avenue home in 1980. At the time, the garden was non-existent. Over the years Lynn endeavored to build a garden filled with unusual plants. Today, among other things, you will find Black Bamboo, Hellebores in many colors, variegated Holly, Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick Tree, River Birch and a Dragon Tree. Also in the garden are some of Carl’s copper creations, gazing balls, other yard art, a variety of shade-loving perennials and fish ponds. Come to this garden to discover new and interesting ideas for your own urban garden.
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    Cate Mueller
    1012 Hanover St, Chattanooga, TN

    The mature landscaping surrounding Cate Mueller’s North Shore home were planted by her mother more than 50 years ago and are now lovingly tended by her daughter. This shade garden features many varieties of daylilies, hostas and astilbes along with perennials and annuals for additional summertime color. Of special interest are the stone-enclosed raised beds marked by strips of terra cotta tiling, a repurposing from the old roof. Enjoy the imagination and skill that went into creating this beautiful space.
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    Girls Preparatory School
    218 Island Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405

    The Teaching Garden at the Girls Preparatory School was established over 5 years ago to increase awareness of and provide for communities in Chattanooga living in “food deserts,” areas with limited access to fresh produce. Students in the Environmental Science class learn, grow and nurture a variety of vegetables and herbs from seeds started in their greenhouse and then planted outside in raised beds, aiming for a fall to late winter harvest. Current crops include tomatoes, peas, watermelon, basil, mint, and beans, as well as carrots, okra, zucchini and eggplants. In the summer/fall of 2018, GPS donated 417 pounds produce to the Food Bank and used about 50 pounds in GPS’s own kitchen.

     

     

    Original Post Courtesy of: Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, TN

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