The Samaritan House Secret Garden Tour:
The 2013 Garden Tour will be held Sunday June 23th in east Lincoln County. Tickets will be sold at JC Market Newport, Toledo Feed and Seed, Bear Valley Nursery and the Samaritan House office beginning in May. If you are interested in volunteering for the Garden Tour, please contact chairwoman Evelyn Brookhyser at 541-265-8023. Below you will find pictures and descriptions of the 2012 Secret Garden Tour. Enjoy!
There is also a joint Gala/Garden Tour package for $65 per person for those who want to attend both events. Shilo Inn and Suites, 536 SW Elizabeth, 541-265-7701, will offer a 15% discount on the price of any room to those attending one or both of these wonderful events.
This cottage garden bursts with color. You will enter through and arbor and follow paths that take you to a lily area, an oriental area and more. You will see many varieties of clematis and David Austin roses both climbers and bush roses. She features blue glass art throughout.
Native plant gardening, a horticultural style now on the leading edge of garden practice, offers an opportunity to link our personal surroundings with the dazzling spectacle of nature’s beauty. That is just what the Bergeron’s have achieved in their woodland garden setting; you will feel it in your soul. A metal and glass green house provides a space for spring propagation, summer warm weather veggies and protection for potted ornamentals in the winter.
This garden was developed by trial and error in a tough environment. You will see terraced waves of color anchored by evergreens on an ocean front.
This lot includes a house and a sustainable garden that includes flowers, vegetables, apples, cherries, grapes, berries and an Asian style pond complete with koi. Mixing edibles with ornamentals for practical and beauty at the same time is accomplished in this garden.
Mermaid’s Rest is a whimsical garden by the sea. Novice gardener Linda Orange has an eclectic collection of plants and garden art tucked into her small piece of paradise. This seaside oasis faces all the challenges of Oregon coastal gardening and is a perpetual work in progress.
This garden is a historical and
cultural gem where students under the direction of Master Gardeners propagate seeds at the Sam Case school green house and plant in June, study nutrition through tasting and harvest in fall. The garden is a collaboration between Lincoln County Master Gardeners™, Sam Case Elementary School, Oregon State Parks & Recreation, Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses and community supporters.
One might say this three lot yard is for the birds because there are homes for them throughout the yard. You will find common plants to exotic plants. Permanent plants include rock rose, oriental lilies, lavender, fuscias and hydrangias. There are several varieties of hinoki cypress, juniper and pieris japonica. Don’t miss the variegated Leyland cypress or prostrate redwoods. Hanging baskets add color throughout.
The garden consists of a greenhouse powered by two solar roof panels, a water collection system, a rock garden, raised beds and cloches for vegetables, herb beds, potato growing bags, a raised accessible bed and vertical trellis gardening. This garden gives new Master Gardeners™ the opportunity to implement what they have learned in the program, experiment with various coastal gardening techniques and showcase a horticulture project of their choice.