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Garden club presents Beautiful Gardens of Lehigh Valley tour

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Parkland Garden Club’s “Sharing Beautiful Gardens of the Lehigh Valley” will take place, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 30.

The self-guided event features eight residential gardens.

“We asked each gardener to think about what makes their garden a ‘gardener’s garden,’” said Barbara Campbell, co-chairwoman of the tour.

Taking part in the tour are:

·Edge of the Woods, Orefield, features native plants, perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees;

·The Ying and Yang concept is incorporated at the home at 3015 Suncrest Dr., Allentown;

·The charm of a traditional West End Allentown home is featured at 2629 Greenleaf St;

·At 4004 Westview Drive see how the homeowner used large rocks and species of leather leaf viburnum and American hornbeam to create an oriental feel to the property;

·At 38 Kraft Drive, Allentown, view cranes bills, purple May Knight salvia, and ‘Husker Red’ Penstemon, which grace a 40-foot perennial bed;

·The property at 6033 Fairways started with no landscaping. Now digitalis, ferns, ligularis, lilies, anemones, and hostas abound;

·A 35-foot by 90-foot garden railroad with eight trains, 30 miniature bonsai shrubs and trees, mixed perennials and annuals await visitors at 3134 Bradford Circle, Emmaus; and

·At the 1.3-acre property at 4146 East Rock Road, Allentown, the owner makes use of tall timbers and natural boulders to create his garden, which includes several water features.

A silent auction and a creative demonstration by David Shimp, greenhouse manager at Phoebe Floral Shop, will be featured.

Tickets are available at C. Leslie Smith, Dan Schantz Greenhouse, Eagle Point Farm Market, Edge of the Woods Native Plants, Herbein’s Garden Center, Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center, Phoebe Floral Shop and Hair Razors. For information, call 610-398-7182, 610-432-3313 or 610-799-6277.