July 28, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Organized by Dennis Buettner, FASLA & Margarete Harvey, ASLA
Admission: $25 Total (Paid at the first of five gardens visited)

• This is an easy and comfortable tour of fine gardens in Milwaukee’s North Shore.
• A brochure will be your ticket and will be stamped as you enter each driveway.
• Visit Gardens 2 - 5 between 10 am to 4 pm. (Garden 1 only open until noon.)
No access permitted after 3:30 pm.
• Plan to car-pool with your garden-loving friends to minimize traffic.
• Park only on the designated side of the street.
Police may ticket cars that restrict the access of emergency vehicles.
• The gardens can be visited in any sequence.
• Admission is $25 per person, which will allow access to ALL the gardens listed.

This garden tour is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Villa Terrace.
Proceeds will benefit the maintenance of the Villa Terrace Renaissance Garden.

Garden One - 2220 North Terrace Ave., Milwaukee (Only open 10 a.m. to noon!)
The Italian Renaissance Garden at Villa Terrace is celebrating its 10th birthday! The Villa Terrace is famous for the courtyard, water stairs, fish pond, arbors, statues, Neptune Gate and the magnificent views from the terrace that overlooks Lake Michigan.

Garden Two - 711 W. Acacia Road, Glendale
This small stone house is surrounded by an informal cottage garden, that reflects the owners environmental concerns. Note the gravel drive, bird habitat, composting, minimal lawn, water conservation, fish pond, solar collectors and naturalized areas.

Garden Three - 1470 E. Bay Point Road, Bayside
This five-acre property is for plant collectors and bird lovers. It consists of a level horticultural area with island beds of perennials for sun or shade, roses, ponds and unusual shrubs/trees; a peaceful terrace overlooking Lake Michigan; and 3.5 acres of wooded bluff and ‘meadow’ with native vegetation. For the physically fit, there are paths down to the refreshments at the beach.

Garden Four - 9560 N. Lake Drive, Bayside
Magnificent old trees frame this large house that overlooks Lake Michigan.
A charming flower garden is surrounded by a blue fence which matches the benches placed around the property. Dramatic sweeps of naturalized bulb and perennials celebrate the summer season. Multiple terraces provide variety in outdoor entertaining.

Garden Five - 1000 W. Bradley Road, River Hills
This 15 acre property consists of two-thirds woods and one-third gardens.
The garden features a formal rose garden, perennial and vegetable gardens, ponds, woodland gardens, and an extensive arboretum. The owner is a connoisseur of landscape design and a collector of plants. Allow plenty of time to see it all.

All gardens will close at 4 pm – so pace your tour accordingly.

Garden Tour Itinerary

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