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Garden Walk 2018: Spring Has Arrived!

18th Annual Park Hill Garden Walk Set For June 24

By Jean Ercolani

Marketing Chair, Park Hill Garden Walk

Signs of spring are popping up all around– a great reminder that the 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk is less than two months away.

On June 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. homeowners throughout Park Hill will open their yards to the public. Come explore unique outdoor spaces, meet the gardeners and tap into some ideas for your own garden creations.

As you stroll through the gardens you will get a sense of the personality and interests of the homeowners. You will experience urban farms complete with chickens, beehives, veggies and herbs as well as areas to relax. As water becomes more and more precious, earth-friendly xeric-style yard designs are becoming more popular. Pergolas, dining areas and outdoor kitchens are a few more examples of the design elements you will get to explore.

Yard art also plays a significant role in these garden designs. All types of objects are repurposed as planter boxes, water features and other distinctive elements. Re-purposed ironwork and restored stained glass are eye-catching and bring unique personalities to a space. Some of the artists responsible for these pieces will be in the gardens and available to answer any questions you may have.

The 2018 garden line-up includes a diverse group of gardens spanning various levels of maturity. This will give you an understanding of the beginning, middle and mature aspects of garden planning and design.

Rain or shine, everyone is invited. Advance tickets go on sale May 22 for $12, seniors 65-plus are $10. Children under 12 are free. Tickets and additional information are online at Tickets will also be available the day of the event for $15 and $12 for seniors.

Proceeds from this event support the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. a neighborhood organization that promotes the character and vibrancy of Park Hill through its resources, information and advocacy. Learn more and get involved at


On The Hunt For Gardens And Green Thumbs

Do You Or Your Neighbor Have A Beautiful Outdoor Space To Share?

There are incredible yards throughout Park Hill that deserve to be enjoyed by others. Is one of these a friend or neighbor of yours? Or, maybe it’s your own yard.

If so, the 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk committee would like to hear from you. The 18th annual Park Hill Garden Walk is June 24 and we are in need of a few more gardens to showcase. Large or small, professional or homeowner inspired, recently landscaped or a mature garden – we love them all.

Please look around and nominate your friends, neighbors or yourself to participate in the 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk. Once nominated a member of the Garden Walk committee will visit with the homeowner and go over the details. This is a great way to meet neighbors, make new friends and show off your hard work and spectacular spaces.

To nominate a garden or to get more information about the Park Hill Garden Walk, please contact Carla at or Patty at

— Jean Ercolani

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