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Lebanon Garden Tour & Scavenger Hunt
June 26 @ 11:00 am
One event on June 27, 2021 at 11:00 am
The Lebanon Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. has quite the collection of gardens on their tour this year. Five private and five public gardens will be featured on June 26 and 27 from 11 am to 5 pm each day. Starting at the Lebanon Train Station, visitors pick up a map and directions to the gardens. New this year is a scavenger hunt throughout the gardens. Prizes will be awarded to tour patrons each day in a drawing from those who complete the hunt. The tour benefits the upkeep of the Station and surrounding gardens that were built and maintained by the Lebanon Council of Garden Clubs, Inc.
A Cottage Farm Garden surrounding a circa 1810 Federal style farm house has purple and pink flowers popping above the white picket fence. Gardeners Jim and Rae Lynn Beck will have a tea table under a canopy with a life size standup cutout of the Queen of England and her corgi pup standing behind the table. The Becks say, “It will be fun for guests to enjoy a photo sitting with the Queen!”
Carol and Jeff Conrad of CC’s Blooms Flower Farm grow over 200 varieties of dahlias as well as lisianthus, lavender, cosmos, ranunculus, and more. There are five acres of organic gardens to stroll and ask questions of the farmers. Swales designed to catch the water that runs across the sloped property and a 3,000 gallon water tank that catches rainwater provide water for the irrigation system. Their solar paneled Bloomin’ Barn will have cut flowers, original art work, tea and sweet treats for sale.
Over 500 hosta thrive under the shade of the mature trees of Debbie and Paul Burger’s 1 ½ acre wooded lot. Big Daddy, Empress Wu, Sum and Substance varieties can grow up to 10 feet in their garden while miniature Curley Fries, Tattoo, Stilettos, and Guacamole stay small. Whimsical art pieces are interspersed in the curved pathways of the garden. Debbie created a gnome house out of a trunk of a fallen Ash tree.
Vegetables, herbs, hosta, perennials and annuals all find a place at Karen and Michael Trapp’s ravine garden. After the mower was flipped cutting the steep slope the boulder bed was created. A raised bed around the patio was designed to be easily maintained and reduce knee and back stress. Butterfly and cutting gardens as well as fairy neighborhoods add color and fun to this stop on the tour.
Walking among the 200 blueberry bushes of Myron and Judy McClure is a sure way to reduce stress. Several types of grape vines, pie cherry, apple, pear, and apricot trees let you know that this property used to be part of an orchard. An antique DELCO wooden box serves as a flower box on the patio.
The five public gardens are Glendower Historic Mansion, Pines Pet Cemetery, Miller Ecological Gardens, Hidden Valley Orchards and the new Cedar City Park next to the Lebanon Train Station. Tickets for the tour are $20.00 the days of the tour at 198 S. Broadway and $15.00 in advance online at www.wchsmuseum.org/gardentour and in Downtown Lebanon at The Village Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant and the Brickhouse on Broadway Personalized gifts. Call 513-932-3430 with questions or search for Lebanon Garden Tour on Facebook.