Next Sunday, June 24th is the Wallingford Garden Tour (from 10:00am – 4:00PM), a self-guided stroll through ten private gardens around the neighborhood organized by (and benefitting) the Wallingford Neighborhood Association. The neighborhood office is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build community by creating and managing events that bring people together, including the Kiddie Parade, Home and Garden tours, and the Spring Clean. Says they:
This year’s tour features a variety of gardens throughout the neighborhood. Many of the gardens combine ornamental features along with edibles. You will see the spirit and craft of the DIY movement along with professionally designed gardens. Discover creative ways to use materials, create screens, get ideas for seating areas, and lovely plant combinations. Meet Arlys Pederson, a longtime Wallingford resident, who created a beautiful garden for source material for her art form, Garden Poundings. In addition, tour goers are invited to tour her studio and view the art she creates using the foliage and flowers in her garden.
Tickets are $15 for adults, children under 12 are free and can be purchased after June 17 at Tweedy and Popp in Wallingford Center as well as at the Wallingford Neighborhood Office (behind Tully’s) on the day of the tour. Maps provided to ticket holders.
Garden Tour poster by local Lorax Nancy Merrill: Elemental Nature (2012)