A preview of the gardens featured on the 2023 Welcome to My Garden Tour:
Reincke Garden- 753 East Mansion Street
The Reincke garden is a serene city landscape with nods to the Orient in the placement of dogwoods, Hinoki cypress, Japanese maples, and cedars. The unique collection of rocks collected during travels are a soothing accent to colorful perennials and textured plantings throughout the corner lot.
Grantier Garden - 751 East Mansion Street
Over the years the Grantiers have nurtured their cottage garden with colorful plantings, which mark the passing seasons. Special attention was given to plantings that attract Michigan pollinators - bees, birds, and butterflies. They also share their space with deer, rabbits, squirrels, and birds, which has some surprising effects.
East End Memorial
The East End Memorial, adjacent to the Reincke and Grantier gardens, has been upgraded as a Garden Club project. Neighbors on East Mansion Street have agreed to maintain the site, which features the historic Adam Crosswhite and Locomotive Engineers monuments.
Isham Garden - 735 East Mansion Street
This Mansion Street garden dates back 70 years and was originally landscaped by the former homeowner and friend. The Ishams continue to honor the design and concept by incorporating some new specimens to compliment the mature peonies, shrubs, and perennials. Additionally, they have added some whimsical and some classical garden art throughout the garden beds.
Stewart/Skidmore Garden - 515 Schuyler Street
This garden weaves together cultivated and wild elements creating a magical gathering spot for the family and friends. Erin says, “It is a bit tended and a bit unruly, like nature herself.” The property features a cedar barrel sauna, outdoor showers, and a firepit surrounded by cedar benches. Vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees are intermixed in the landscape of native and edible perennials
Lambert Garden - 330 South Mulberry Street
Sally’s garden features family heirloom plants and family antiques nestled amongst her collections of perennials and shrubs. Enjoy a stroll around the fishpond, by the tortoise pen, or to the chicken coop to admire the beautiful hens and chicks - the two-legged kind. You will experience the joy as she does in seeing her greenhouse, her vegetable garden, and her berry patch.
Sigren/Stachnik Garden - 740 Verona Road
There is a European feel to Pam’s Garden as you walk the paths leading to the Swedish Stuga, the chicken coop turned reading room, or to Tom’s “Den Shed.” Note the art collected on travels adorning the landscape and showcasing perennial plots and shrubs. Pam notes that Monet once said, “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” Touché
Lundy Garden - 16512 18 Mile Road
Keeping with the historic nature of this farm and Sarah’s family’s relationship to horticulture, the land has become a refuge to a simpler time. Adding to the original plantings, the Lundy’s have incorporated natives, cutting flowers, vegetables, and herbs, many which have been blue ribbon winners at the Calhoun County Fair Floral Hall show.
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