Huron County Association of Master Gardeners are teaming up with Firelands Historical Society to present a self-guided 2008 Norwalk Area Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the Firelands Museum, 4 Case Ave.; Mak's Art Studio, 112 Milan Ave.; Schild's IGA Supercenter, 171 Milan Ave. and by calling (419) 668-1415. Tickets go on sale beginning Monday. Tickets on tour day, July 26, can be purchased at the Firelands Museum, 4 Case Ave. and Schild's, starting at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from this event benefit the Firelands Historical Society. There are seven wonderful but very different gardens open to visitors this year.
The gardens behind The Carriage House, Fisher-Titus Hospital's assisted living complex, are lovely. Built to enhance the patio area and provide gardening activities for clients, they feature many perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, grasses, shrubs and vines. House plants, out for the summer, are an added attraction. Raised planting beds of vegetables provide the gardening experience without crawling on the ground or stooping over. Amid the lovely plantings are many seating areas for relaxing, visiting or eating.