2012-07-19 / Lifestyles

Manistique garden tour set

A local garden, to be featured in the upcoming tour, is shown above. 
Courtesy photo A local garden, to be featured in the upcoming tour, is shown above. Courtesy photo MANISTIQUE – The GFWC Manistique Women’s Club will be holding a “Picture Perfect Garden Tour” on July 22. The event will showcase gardens throughout the area from 2 – 6 p.m.

On the tour are eight gardens, as well as the “Project Petunia” planting areas. The apiary and gardens of Ed and Jan Wright also include a large selection of clover honey products. In the five years their gardens have been under construction, Gloria and Lee McManus have accomplished much. Envy, ivy and many other plants and floral settings can be viewed.

Clyde and Barbara Chartier have been grooming their cottage style gardens along the Indian River for years. Gail Bremer’s gardens are a work in progress, including one reminiscent of a Victorian garden. Louisa Kolch’s garden contains a large variety of plants all originally belonging to someone dear to her.

Ellen Derber has taken a sandy beach and created an “Eden”. Sharon and Victor Vanderville work together to create their “piece of heaven” on the River Road. Lastly, the gardens of Sandy Doyle boast some unusual plants, along with a koi pond.

Each of the eight gardens will be hosted by a member of the Women’s Club and will have an added attraction of local artists painting, singing or playing music. Refreshments will be served at select gardens. Ticket booklets are $15 if purchased in advance, and have a short description of each garden and a map of the locations.

Tickets are available at Suzy’s Shadow Box or by calling 341-6701. Booklets are also available July 22 at the Cedar Street CafĂ© for $18. Tickets must be presented at each garden for admission. Proceeds from the garden tour will benefit the Memorial Fountain.

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