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Heritage Hill Garden Tour to showcase wide variety of neighborhood gardens

The greater Grand Rapids community is invited to join the Heritage Hill neighborhood for a garden tour featuring the talented creations of our neighbors.
One of the Heritage Hill Gardens

One of the Heritage Hill Gardens /Jim Starkey

Additional Information for Event

For further information and ticket purchases, go online at Heritage Hill Website.

Garden to be included in tour

Garden to be included in tour /Jim Starkey

The Heritage Hill District will be hosting their 6th Annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 13. The tour will showcase 10 neighborhood gardens including one that was used in the filming of “The Road to Perdition” starring Tom Hanks. The gardeners will also be there to answer questions in addition to giving some creative green thumb inspiration.

The Garden Tour will run from 9 a.m to 3 p.m with tickets costing $8 in advance and $10 on the day of the event. Tickets will be available for purchase at Martha’s Vineyard, Wealthy Street Bakery, Art of the Table, Heritage Hill office or online. All proceeds from the tour will go to the Heritage Hill Neighborhood Association to continue their efforts for providing ways to collectively build a healthy, safe and historically preserved community.

Each ticket purchase will also include a map showing the locations of each garden.

The event is not only for garden-lovers, but also those who support bringing community together for a day dedicated to the passions and creations of our neighbors. Some gardens highlighted at this year’s tour include a fairy garden, a dragon named Edgar and an Italian inspired garden that has evolved over the past 30 years.

New this year, the “Garden Shoppe,” a collective of local neighborhood artisans, will be selling garden inspired creations such as wind chimes, pottery, mosaics and jewelry.

For those who may be looking for refreshment during their time venturing the five block tour, neighborhood children will be offering lemonade and cookies.

“The main purpose of the tour is to give gardeners in the neighborhood an outlet to share their gardening experiences with each other and the community at large,” says Jim Payne, President of Heritage Hill Association.“This opportunity of bringing neighbors together through a mutual passion creates new relationships and the result is a stronger, safer neighborhood.”

For more information call the Heritage Hill Association at (616) 459-8950. Parking will be available at Central Reformed Church located at 10 College NE which is across the street from the tour’s ticket stand.

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