Garden Tour to Feature Cut Flower Farm and Riverside Garden

Greg Stevens


Lorna and Chelsea Hazelton have turned two acres off Buttercup Street into a cut flower farm, marketing their flowers at farmer’s markets and to area florists.

Anne and Ben Younger revel in a weeping cutleaf birch, which is the focal place of one particular of the oldest homes in Hailey. And JaNessa Gilbert enjoys adding to her “she get rid of,” which options a chandelier and other salvaged products.

These are among the Hailey people who will welcome friends on the 27th once-a-year Sawtooth Botanical Back garden Tour on Saturday.

The self-guided Back garden Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and will attribute 7 gardens, together with Jane Sturdivant’s expansive yard at 200 Aspen Lakes Generate, Chelsea and Lorna Hazelton’s slice-flower farm off Buttercup Street and 4 gardens in the coronary heart of Hailey.

Laura and Craig Johnson will open up their backyard, which supplies wonderful rooms entire of fountains, statuary and their favored hostas. And members of The Hunger Coalition will be on hand to discuss the holistic gardening approaches they’ve experimented with at the Hope Backyard.

Artists Kim Howard, Gabe Embler, Deanna Schrell and Nancy Vandiver will be painting or, in Embler’s situation, arranging rock artwork, in the gardens.

The tour will also characteristic musicians in the garden, like Minette Broschofsky, Mary Ann Davidson and Clark Furlow, who make up The Ukesters Tim East and Pals, and Lynn Heidel with her Wooden River Orchestra.

This year’s tour features the greatest of higher-elevation horticulture and outside dwelling enjoyment, said Jen Smith, the govt director of the Sawtooth Botanical Yard.

“Whether you are quietly gathering your views, accumulating with pals in an exquisitely intended landscape, or gathering seeds at harvest time, gardens convey persons collectively, and, by intentional style, they provide tranquility and inspiration,” she reported. “The palpable feeling of peace and tranquility, as nicely as delight and, dare we say, magic and hope, are what will offer you you inspiration upon browsing every single of these wonderful spaces.”

Back garden Tour booklets are readily available at the Hailey Welcome Centre, gardening facilities and bookstores. Nearby artist Michael Olenick illustrated the go over with a sunflower as an homage to Ukraine.

Ticket purchasers will acquire a dazzling inexperienced commemorative bandana, which serves as their ticket. Bandanas might be picked up at Sawtooth Botanical Backyard prior to July 23 or at any of the showcased gardens on the working day of the tour.

Tickets may possibly be procured on the web at by contacting 208-726-9358 or by checking out the backyard garden at Highway 75 and Gimlet Highway. Backyard garden associates fork out $35 until finally two times ahead of the tour, then $40 on the working day prior to and working day of. Non-users pay out $40 and $45.

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