In case you missed it, the Magical Garden Tour was filled with inspiration. On June 24, the weather forecast predicted thunderstorms for most of the day, but that didn’t deter the Leaside Garden Society from holding their Magical Garden Tour as planned. Rain or shine, the show must go on!
Unfortunately, the threat of a downpour kept me home that day, and so I missed the tour.
But thanks to some of the LGS members, I was provided with so many garden details and photos from all nine gardens on the tour that I feel like I was there:
Reimagining the front yard
There were front gardens on the tour this year, and it’s no wonder. Check out these lawn-less beauties!
I noticed a lot of winding paths in the gardens this year. These natural lines can create mystery and add softness to any garden. Like magic!
Dining with the birds, bees and butterflies
Whether it’s sipping a morning coffee or dining alfresco, for me, this is the best way to enjoy a garden. I grabbed some great ideas from these gardens!
I noticed a lot of creative food growing this year, including potatoes sprouting in an old bathtub and one vegetable garden extraordinaire. The owners turned a patch of dead lawn into a 300 sq. ft. vegetable garden where every plant is grown from seed!
Some gardeners prefer clean, simple lines with a lot more order and control. Yet something magical happens when this aesthetic holds hands with the wild side of nature. Stunning.
Though this is just a peek at the nine gardens on the tour this year, I think it’s clear there was an abundance of beauty, great ideas, and yes, a lot of magic.