Press release from the Hendersonville Tree Board:
We love our backyard shade trees, and we also love a romantic flower garden. Stroll through a private in-town garden which features both — relaxing shade under large hemlocks, dogwoods, pines, and maple trees and sunny clusters of color and frivolity.
See how it’s done on Sunday, July 14, with garden tours that will begin at 2 p.m., guided by the garden’s owner. Space is limited for the 90-minute event. Reservations must be made by Friday, July 12, by phoning Judy Frank at 828-713-6807. Details will be provided. The walk is open to the public at no charge, sponsored by Hendersonville Tree Board.
Attendees will see the plantings that do well in shade, learn how color and whimsical surprises can be provided even under large, mature trees, and hear from the gardener how a beautiful retreat can be created in an urban corner of Hendersonville. A place where dogs, cats, fish, birds, people, and pollinators can co-exist.
A certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat, this garden and its owner have twice won city landscaping awards. The property is just under an acre in size.
“Everyone will have to take it as it is,” according to the owner. “We have unpredictable weather nowadays, so I do not know what condition the yard will be in. We may have drought or tons of rain or perfect conditions! But I’ll share stories of what worked and what didn’t, and folks can see well-established shade plants in their habitat.”
Hendersonville Tree Board is commissioned by the City of Hendersonville to provide advice on the selection and care of trees and shrubs in public places and for property owners. The Tree Board also educates residents on the economic and aesthetic benefits of trees and shrubs for community health and beauty. The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Hendersonville as a Tree City USA for 26 years because of its high level of tree care. In 2018 the N.C. Forest Service recognized the city as Tree City of the Year in North Carolina. The municipality has been a designated Bee City USA since 2015.
Phone Tree Board member Judy Frank at 828-713-6807 by Friday, July 12, to make a reservation.
To learn more about Hendersonville Tree Board and its projects, visit the webpage at avl.mx/69z.