July 13 and 14, 2019
29th annual "Welcome to My Garden" tour
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - rain or shine...
....featuring the following distinctive gardens in the Marshall and Ceresco, MI area. Please join us to see these gardens in all their summer splendor. Call 269-789-9489 for advance tickets.
George and Marjike Guerin - 14322 A Drive North, Ceresco
Enjoy this European-styled landscape of vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees creating a kitchen garden with splashes of colorful perennials and annuals arrayed in formal plots. This is a good example of home-owner design and landscaper collaboration. Follow the tree-canopied trail to the back woods filled with wildflowers, a variety of hardwoods, and marsh plants.
Gene and Jen Snook - 333 N. Madison Street, Marshall
This house and garden is always a “Home Tour” favorite, featuring a beautifully landscaped pool and pool house bordered by a charming picket fence. Other living spaces include two sitting porches, a fire pit area, and a garden storage building, replicating the design of the house.
Bruce and Linda Gillespie - 345 High Street, Marshall
Who would believe that seven years ago this rolling back area was overgrown with trees, shrubs, and wild vines? Now the area is a grassy vista lined with flowerbeds, terraced hillsides, and an attractive new shed. Due to the vast amount of rocks uncovered in the reclamation of the land, the Gillespies refer to their garden as “Stoney Acre.”
Judy Babcock - 327 N. Kalamazoo Avenue, Marshall
This Victorian house stands as a splendid backdrop for the lush foliage of hydrangeas, dogwoods, a tri-colored beech, numerous perennials, and hosta. There is a rabbit theme of garden art along the path leading to the water feature and sitting area, making you feel as though you have stepped back to a gentler time. Admire the newly installed Venus statue surrounded by ferns and a bed of "hosta of the year" collection dating back 15 plus years.
Lou and Diane Giannunzio - 414 N Liberty Street, Marshall
Enter this English cottage-inspired garden on the flower-lined brick path leading to a shaded back yard bursting with hosta and vibrant impatiens. The rustic waterfall feature blends into a pine tree backdrop and provides enjoyment for guests and a habitat for birds. It is an oasis in the city.
Bruce and Cindy Herman - 13691 A Drive North, Ceresco
This park-like setting will delight as your eye follows the meandering stream under the bridge and through the property containing perennials, annuals, vegetable gardens and grasses. Note the abundance of garden art displayed in unexpected places, and then sit a while to feel the tranquility of country life.
Holly Harnden Topiaries - 401 E. Mansion Street, Marshall
Every year there is something new and different to view in Holly’s yard: her menagerie of domestic and wild animals created on wire forms filled with varying living plant material always amazes and inspires. While the garden area is not on tour, guests can examine these amazing creations up close.