House and Garden Tour celebrates 100 years in Bexley

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 The Schottenstein Gardens, located at 445 North Parkview Avenue, are a touchstone to Bexley’s past and an important and valuable example of modern gardening in the 21st century. The scale, proportion and attention to detail are reminiscent of some of the great gardens of the past while the display of modern art and the range of unusual plants reflect the present. The gardens feature 40 to 50 year old cutleaf Japanese maples, knot gardens, unique weeping hemlocks and a collection of over 450 roses.

The Bexley Women’s Club Inaugural House & Garden Tour celebrated the city’s centennial featured homes spanning more than a century-from homes built in the late 1800s to a French-style mansion completed in 2006.

The tour, held June 22 with  proceeds benefitting the long-standing scholarship program of the Bexley Women’s Club, featured architecturally significant, historical, and unique homes and gardens within Bexley spanning over 100 years of area living. Diverse properties range from large mansions to an original farmhouse, from once-country estates to sophisticated modern dwellings with all the amenities and upgrades.

"The homes that we selected (and that agreed to participate) represent a cross section of the diverse ‘styles’ of living represented within Bexley," said tour chair Paige Bilotta. "There is a lot of contrast – big and small, old and new, formal and informal."    

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