This year’s Highland Garden Tour, sponsored by the Highland Garden Club, features seven private gardens and two project gardens in the Highland community.
The annual tour is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.
Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased at the Highland Chamber of Commerce, Highland Rural King or from any Highland Garden Club member. The tickets include the addresses of each garden on the tour, which you can then drive to.
The Garden Tour sites are private residences, so there are no public restrooms. It’s also asked that those participating in the tour show the proper respect to the home owners and their privacy.
Those buying a ticket can also place their name in a raffle for a garden planter. Raffle entry is on the ticket, which can be completed or dropped off at any of the tour sites.
Private Garden Descriptions
▪ Garden 1: Come step through the flower covered trellis and sit at the secluded patio table surrounded by twinkling lights and an abundance of colorful perennials. This lovely dining spot is but one of the many charming areas to enjoy while discovering all the beauty that surrounds this grand home.
▪ Garden 2: The gracious brick home is neatly tucked into a neighborhood fondly referred to as “Old Town” by its residents. The beautifully landscaped side yard provides a vibrant walkway to the back, where an inviting deck overlooks a delightful fish pond and vast spectrums of blooms thriving in numerous immaculately maintained flower beds.
▪ Garden 3: Mature Sassafras, Oak, Mimosa, and Fir trees shade this stately home where the homeowners have cataloged close to 130 different plants in their yard. While enjoying the immense variety of stunning flora, why not try to spot some of the 37 decorative frogs that are cleverly tucked into this whimsical property.
▪ Garden 4: A massive tree dominates the back garden where raised beds have been constructed for vegetable gardening. Also located in this fenced and pleasingly private yard resides a charming fairy garden and beautiful living art created from succulents.
▪ Garden 5: Window boxes and pots overflowing with colorful blooms plus a wisteria covered entrance invites visitors to enter this spacious enclosed patio. An outdoor kitchen with a pizza over, bubbling fountains, additional potted plants, and attractive seating provide a wonderful area for relaxing or entertaining.
▪ Garden 6: The 1949 historic home gracefully balances function and fashion with a variety of botanicals for all seasons and original metal sculptures. It is a lush and lovely area shaded by an awesome ash tree and has become a welcoming home for box turtles, tree frogs, praying mantis, and humming birds.
▪ Garden 7: The expansive size of the backyard provides space for an inviting patio with a fire pit that overlooks a pond surrounded by a variety of colorful plantings. Interesting yard ornaments — both whimsical and historic — are situated throughout this peaceful location.