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Annual Milton Garden Tour dodges deluge

Jul 22, 2013
Photo by: Deny Howeth Brigitte Adams, garden supervisor at 412 Federal St., shows a bit of whimsey at the 19th century garden.

Milton Garden Club's 14th annual Garden and Homes Tour was host to about 300 people. After a deluge of rain July 12, the gardens were a spectacular display for the July 13 walking tour. Participants were pleased to meet the hands-on gardeners and homeowners at each garden.

The Milton Arts Guild participated in a big way this year, providing several artists, including painters, jewelers, folk artists, photographers, musicians, wood carvers and florists stationed at each residence.

The plein air painters entertained guests at a reception in the Lydia B. Cannon Museum with the finished paintings and discussed what they painted.

Tour goers remarked at the hospitality at each garden where there were often extensive refreshments. The money raised goes back to the town of Milton's gardens and flower boxes.

A gazebo in the back yard offers a private setting to enjoy the classic shady garden at the Federal Street federalist home of Roi Barnard and Stefan Lopathkiewicz. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Harpist Harmony Mooney strums tunes during the morning of the garden tour in the whimsical shed at 412 Federal St. (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
Several artists displayed work at each garden provided by the Milton Arts Guild. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Oil painter Jean Bowers enjoys the shaded garden at 207 Federal St. (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
Every brick in the path to the garden shed at 207 Federal St. has a story. Jolynn Esham has collected bricks from all over Milton to create the paths in the garden. (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
Raymond Chorman of Hillside Florist in Milton arranges a colorful array at the Jim Prettyman home on Federal Street. (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
At the Jim Prettyman/Adkins-Draper House, a shaded brick path leads to the garden that overlooks a view of Wagamons Pond. (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
Tour goers enjoy refreshments next to the Draper Rose Garden on Federal Street. (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
A folk art birdhouse provided by Auntie Ems Emporium was on display at 409 Federal St. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A whimsical cherub shares the garden with a flowering hibiscus at the home of John Richards. (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
Daisies in a rustic watering can adorn the home of Nancy and Dick Trask in Heritage Creek (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
In Heritage Creek, Penny and Larry Gozzard do a lot with a small space and that includes window box displays all along the front of the house. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Barbara Sherrer and Donna Brown relax at the Pepper's outdoor barbecue pit. Cactus and succulents are displayed in the rock garden. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Madeline Pepper, age 7, chooses a scene to capture in the extensive backyard garden art 508 Federal Street. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Fred and Alyssa Pepper create small rooms in their back yard, here an old shed gets a new life as a focal point for entry into the sprawling backyard garden. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The Peppers create a layered canvas with different textures and patterns. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
At the home of Ellen Passman, 305 Federal street, whimsey is a passion. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Ellen Passman's home sports a porch that overlooks the side garden. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
River Birch anchor the brick paths through the garden of Ellen Passman on Federal street. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Many homes choose container gardens to dot the walkways. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Miki Måthé whittles at the home of John Richards (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
Tiger lillies stand tall over the repurposed bed frame at the quaint Chestnut Street home of John Richards. (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
John Potoki and GladysWilkins offer a refreshment at Salon Milton during the Milton Garden tour. (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
Madeline Pepper sits under the gazebo while painting a scene (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
A hidden bench and a patio all in a small area in the back yard of Penny and Larry Gozzard (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
The Pepper's combine color and texture to create a layered canvas. (Photo by: Deny HOweth)
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