This past weekend, June 1-2, 2013, people braved the unpredictable – sometimes sunny, sometimes rainy – weather to enjoy the Chattanooga Area Food Bank’s 26th annual Spring Garden Tour. The tour took visitors through four private gardens and two community gardens.
The Chattanooga Area Food Bank’s Evelyn Davenport Navarre Teaching & Enabling Garden shows how to make the most of growing in urban spaces. The Tennessee Valley Wild Ones sold milkweed plants as part of their Wild For Monarchs program and the Food Bank sold a variety of plants and hypertufa planters. The Brainerd By Grace Community Garden showcased their raised bed program and pavilion with a living green roof.
The private gardens on the tour this year belonged to Jimmy Wooten, Mark & Sandra Koss; Jim & Estelle Harris; and Tammy Hass. Each garden featured different gardening styles from tailored and naturalized gardens in a woodland landscape, a lush suburban garden oasis, a urban garden nestled on the side of Missionary Ridge, and mountain garden with sun and shade plantings and woodland stream.
The proceeds from the 26th Spring Garden Tour will be used for the support of the CAFB’s Bill Davenport Community Garden.