A Beautiful Day for a Garden Tour
The sun was shining, and the flora in high bloom for Rye Garden Club’s Garden Walk June 12. Five very different gardens belonging to club members across town were open for visitors to stroll and enjoy — to literally stop and smell the roses.
A garden on Dogwood Lane offered beautiful vistas, specimen trees, and a charming mix of native and exotic plantings. Another property delighted visitors with its layered landscape of brook, meadow, wooded area, lovingly tended formal beds, and thriving native plants for wildlife.
On Ridge Street, visitors were treated to an exhibit about honey bees, along with a charming garden that is lovingly tended by its longtime owners and their grandchildren. Mature trees and lushly-growing native perennials, vegetables, herbs, and annuals delight pollinators and lucky human visitors alike.
Garden-lovers had the opportunity to see two wonderful gardens on Manursing Island. One was truly a secret garden. Hidden behind a brick wall covered with ivy and clematis, visitors strolled on curved paths and through arbors and hedge arches into enchanting garden rooms. At the second, a breathtaking waterfront property, a canopy of stately trees, a stone pond, and climbing roses and clematis all created a dramatic and lovely setting.
Rye Garden Club is grateful to the members who opened their gardens for this special day and to all who participated in the walk. The proceeds from this lovely day support the Club’s civic endeavors.
Photos courtesy of Sarah Barringer
Where many neighborhood bees are happily occupied.
Along the path and through the arbor to Long Island Sound they strolled.
A meadow by Blind Brook
Native plants plus shelter add up to a home for wildlife.
A family garden in every sense of the word
Beautiful border garden
Trellises among the raised beds