Georgetown Horticultural Society 2012 Garden Tour

Last Sunday, June 24, we went on the Georgetown Horticultural Society’s Garden Tour. We enjoy wandering through gardens, especially when others have worked so hard to create and then to maintian such beautiful spaces. Every one is so different, reflecting the property and taste of the owners. It’s obvious how much work goes into preparing a garden for a public tour. Owners really want their gardens to be at their best, and these were all picture perfect. So here are some photos that Mike Davis took of the gardens on the tour in Georgetown.

The Williams garden near downtown Georgetown
Here, gardener Christine Williams and I are at her backyard garden pond in the historic old part of Georgetown.
Sign for Rented Plots for Vegetable Gardens
I love the allotment gardens for growing vegetables in full sunlight, at Dominion Seed House Park at the edge of the large strip mall district along Hwy 7 in Georgetown.
Garden pergola creating a shady space
Lovely structures provide outdoor living spaces in this garden at one of Georgetown’s wonderful natural ravines. Gin and tonic, anyone?
Front garden without lawn
A front garden full of flower beds and stone paths means no lawn moving is necessary!
Terraced embankment in Georgetown, not Tuscany
Owners of this challenging Georgetown property transformed a railway embankment at the end of their back yard into a terraced spectacle.
Gazebo among the trees
Lord of his domain: Don Smith, owner with his wife Norma Jean, built this gazebo in their beautiful large garden that features interesting tree species.
Pond and waterfalls in rural property
There I am staring wistfully at the beautiful pond fed by two waterfalls on this large, well-groomed rural property near Ballinafad north of Georgetown. I want a small rowboat for my own pond! Anyone have one for sale?
Please invite us to your local garden tours! We love going on them. And leave a comment here to tell us what you liked about this tour in particular, or a tour in another community. What has impressed you about gardens you’ve seen?


  • You should see Randy Keist’s at 24 Edith (my old house. He has a Japanese garden there which is very unusual.
    Glad to see Christine & David’s garden on the tour; they do a lovely job in a small space!

  • Thanks for the comment, Ruth! Yes, the Williams’ front & back gardens are meticulously kept. And your old house has a tall, lush garden, rather wild looking & beautiful, on the Williams Street side.

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