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Chattanooga Area Food Bank Spring Garden Tour

Gardeners and homeowners — be inspired while supporting the Chattanooga Area Food Bank at the 23rd Annual Spring Garden Tour on June 4 and 5.  This year, six gardens in the Chattanooga area are featured, each garden representing a work of art and love.  We join our gardeners in welcoming you to celebrate the spring season with a leisurely stroll among perennials, herbs and native wildflowers.  Tickets for the event cost $15 (children are free) and money raised supports the Food Bank mission.  You can click here for a brochure and here for a map showing the six garden locations or call 423-622-1800 for more information.

Diamantis Garden

Welcome to Whiteoak, the Diamantis garden.  Nestled at the base of Whiteoak Mountain, the garden was designed to recreate the beauty and charm of the English countryside found in the historical sheep-farming district known as Cotswolds. The cottage style garden is comprised of trees, shrubs, and perennials with a well house, fountain, folly and koi pond. Please give the active bee hive a wide birth.

Enjoy your walk!

Jon Nessle

The Nessle garden is an example of a Tennessee Upland Hardwood Forest, sitting on a 5 acre wooded lot in a traditional suburban neighborhood. Take the footpaths defined throughout the woods, or relax and enjoy the beauty of the rolling wooded landscape from the back deck. This garden demonstrates a no chemical, low maintenance landscape, highlighting the beauty of our native plants.

Marge & Ron Pasch

The backyard of this home is landscaped into garden “rooms”. An enclosed English garden features roses and boxwoods, while a small stream splashes down the back hillside in a Japanese-influenced landscape. A small shade garden is nestled in the back corner of the lot, while numerous vines provide shelter for nesting birds.

Patsy Boles (MGHC President)

Welcome to the Boles garden.  Stack stone beds (built by Patsy) on the property enhance the cottage gardens & unify the various plantings throughout. Cool off in the shade garden or linger by the babbling brook in a nearby swing. Wander down the hill by the terraced vegetable beds and past the greenhouse with its collection of antique watering cans, to the pie shaped carpet and knockout rose gardens.

Kim Million

Want to attract hummingbirds to your garden? Come out and see what flowers, shrubs and ornamental trees attract and play host to these amazing creatures. A gently rolling, sun-loving garden wraps around the perimeter of the property where mass plantings of perennial beds mingle with annuals to provide the understory for flowering shrubs and trees.

St. Albans Community Garden

Opened in 2005, the St. Albans Community garden consists of 39 beds, is handicapped accessible, has restroom availability, provides garden tools for use at the garden, and is open to the community. A minimal fee is charged to cover water costs. The gardeners are dedicated to encouraging stewardship of the earth by growing vegetables organically.

More information about the Spring Garden Tour will be available soon.

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