This year’s tour will feature five magnificent properties that show off the beauty of our island.

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Garden #3

When the owner bought the property four years ago, he acquired a house that had been partially remodeled and a vacant half acre lot sloping steeply to the water. At the time, the slope and the abundance of blackberries made it impossible to get to the waterfront.  In short, a perfect blank slate with a stunning view.

The concept that emerged is a Japanese meets Pacific Northwest meets Zen-feeling to the entry and the formal gardens. The gardens feature sculptural stone walls, blue slate patio, and a granite infused water feature. Visitors will find layered Japanese maples, a specimen mature pine that had been trained in the bonsai style (a gift from Dan’s brother’s business, Plant Detectives), specimen rhododendrons (including a King George), scented azaleas, dogwood, and grasses.

As the property moves away from the house, more natural gardens flow down to the water where visitors will find Gowdy spruce, more rhodies and Japanese maples, native salal, thunderhead pines, shore pines…and then more grasses.

The owner describes the sloping terrain as a Monet’s Hillside, “my attempt at a Darwinian, drought tolerant, deer resistant perennial garden, and a lot of lavender.”

The south section of the hillside picks up the owner’s Zen/native sensibility with a water feature, more shore pines, salal, rhodies, and maples complimented with a fire bowl and Adirondack chairs.

Gravel paths and stone walls descend from the upper garden to the waterfront with a granite bulkhead with 2 massive stone staircases to the beach.

Garden Designers: Lisa Hummel (entry and upper garden); Suzanne Hattery (trails and hillside, southern, and upper southern areas).

Stonework and patios: SAS Design

Plant Materials: Art Laster of Plant Detectives (large trees, including sculptured pine in upper garden); Dr. Al Watts, (rhododendrons); Kathy’s Corner; Dig; Charlie Morgan of Amazing Maples

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Garden Party (Garden Tour 2018)

June 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Garden Tour 2018

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wine Tasting & Lecture by Kurt Timmermeister (Garden Tour 2018)

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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