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Reynoldsburg hosts garden tour
Garden enthusiasts and those looking for inspiration will get a taste of nature later this month as Reynoldsburg hosts its 10th annual garden tour.
The tour, sponsored by the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Alexander W. Livingston House Society, will feature seven stops and will take place from noon to 4 p.m. June 27.
This year’s tour features different styles of gardening and various sizes of gardens for the avid or novice gardener, Tour Chair Linda Scheetz said.
“Our hope is to promote beautification and to offer encouragement to new gardeners and seasoned gardeners looking for new ideas,” Scheetz said.
Two of the tour’s stops are connected to the Livingston House Society - the Alexander W. Livingston House, located at 1792 Graham Road, and the home of Art and Betty Jacob, located at 7860 Palmer Road. Art Jacob is the president of the organization.
“He and Betty have been active members of the society for many years,” Scheetz said. “Their home is on six acres where they have lived for 48 years and raised five children and entertained nine grandchildren. As you might imagine, there are lots of places to explore.”
At the Alexander W. Livingston House, Delayne Williams, a horticulturalist with the city of Reynoldsburg, will be on hand to answer questions about the Livingston House plantings, as well as other plantings featured around town.
There is no charge to attend the tour. Maps will be available at each stop and signs will be posted near each location. A brochure containing descriptions of the gardens will be available at the stops as well.
Reynoldsburg 10th annual Garden Tour stops
Alexander W. Livingston House
1792 Graham Road
The Gardens at the Livingston House are planted in the style of the 1800s. The gardens are maintained by the Four Seasons Garden Club and the entrances and grounds are maintained by the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department.
Art and Betty Jacob
7860 Palmer Road
The garden features a pond built in l964 in co-operation with the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District as a wildlife sanctuary. Most of the garden flowers are spring bloomers, but the layout of the plantings and land create a beautiful, peaceful setting.
James and Judy Hale
7751 Donwick Drive
Jim and Judy Hale’s garden is unique to this area in that there is no grass. The Victorian Garden is common in the south, where Judy is from, and uses pine needle mulch.
Steve and Kris Barth
1564 Stouder Drive
This location features a Japanese garden design, meditation garden and Koi pond.
Lyn Village Apartments
1405 Haft Drive
This is the nonresidential entry for this year. Hanging baskets and planted gardens featuring several types of annuals makes visitors feel as though they are in Florida.
7492 Lebanon Ave.
Rich has a pristine garden with roses, perennials and annuals.
Jim and Lola Klein
7543 Northfield Court
This garden features lots of perennials and rolling pathways.
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