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The Friendly Garden Club Hosts Annual Garden Walk in Holiday Hills Neighborhood

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Northern Michigan is known for its stunning homes and beautiful gardens to match! The Friendly Garden Club in Traverse City is hosting their 37th annual Garden Walk in the Holiday Hills neighborhood in Williamsburg on Thursday, July 18. The event begins promptly at noon and concludes at 7 p.m. — rain or shine.

The walk will feature five unique gardens where there will be educational sessions.



4050 Bayberry Ln., Williamsburg – Jim Heffner and Donna Hagan: “This secluded hideway in harmony with nature was built in 2011 close to the Vasa Trail and the Acme Creek Valley. Native plants, shrubs and trees can be found along a meandering driveway and in a rain garden, adding to the beauty of this natural wooded setting.”

3022 Wild Juniper Trail – Tom and Kathleen Allard: “Between 2002 and 2012, terraces and steps were added a little each year. The garden’s main feature is a variety of 200 hostas with extensive vegetable and herb raised garden beds along the front.”

3269 Holiday View Dr. – Mark and Bonnie Soper: “Since 1987, landscaping has been increased over the years. Hardscapes, such as, rock walls, walkways, and steps serve as trails between colorful shrubs, tress and vines. Geraniums, marigolds,  daisies, and peonies coexist with the wildlife.”

3270 Holiday View Dr.  -Peter and Lauri Smith: “For 20 years, the owners have enjoyed their natural setting without much soil amendment. Hydrangeas and Hostas dominate this garden. Lilly, Lenten rose, Ligularia, ferns and ornamental grass add color and balance to this wooded, hilly setting.”

3688 Holiday Village Dr. – Shirley and Mark Benjamin: “Relaxed and informal gardens were developed in 1997 and stone walls were added in 2000. Ferns, Hosta, and Brunnera rescue plants, highlight the wooded area. The owners inherited several perennials from their mother’s garden in Vermont. The perennials, along with colorful annuals, have proven worthy of their spot in their semi-shady areas.”

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