Cape Gazette

Record crowd attends Milton home, garden tour

Jul 22, 2014
Photo by: Deny Howeth A bug's eye view of the Milton Garden and Home Tour.

The Milton Garden Club Home and Garden Tour hosted 350 to 400 guests July 12. Comfortable temperatures and clear skies were a benefit to the walking tour of Union Street's 10 homes and gardens. Many local artists participated in a plein air style of painting and music was offered by a recorder concert by Tradewinds.

Shaded pathways surround a pergola in the backyard of Michael Hunter and David Owen. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A black-eyed Susan vine wraps around a rusted wagon wheel. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A highlight on the tour was the former Welch's pharmacy and watch repair. Owner Roberta Hagen plans to keep and restore the store. Cabinets and glass display cabinets remain as they have for years. Recent repair includes restoring the ceiling. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Locals remember Mr. Welch sitting behind this sign working on watches and jewelry. Others reminisced about choosing their wedding rings at the store. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The original wood and glass cabinets remain in place in the former Welch's Pharmacy. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Refreshments could be found throughout the tour, many with a cosmopolitan flair. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Nearly 400 people filled the streets for the walking tour. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A sunflower decorates a garden swing as the garden tour begins. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
David Owen describes the large wall to wall floor planks they restored. The home is painted in a Caribbean  blue and combines antiques and contemporary art and furnishings. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A small breakfast room in the home of Kathryn Greig features antiques. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
An old iron sink finds a new purpose in the Greig garden. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Eclectic shoe planters fill the Greig deck. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A shed lends a backdrop to flowing yarrow at the garden of John Kennedy. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
An asian inspired bamboo garden structure is an anchor in the old growth tree yard of John Kennedy. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Purple Bell flowers mix among a blue cypress in a shade garden. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Nikki Roberson plays a recorder in the yard of Jeanette Boyer. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Tradewinds, a recorder band, plays in the shade of a tree. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Front porches are still appreciated on Union Street homes. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Front porches are a highlight of the homes on the tour. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Brian King and Richard McFetridge feature ponds in their gardens. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
William Patterson paints in the garden of Roberta Hagan. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Orchids attached to trees along the path of Brian King and Richard McFetridge's garden. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Dr. Michela Coffaro trims her trailing petunia. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A collection of wind chimes. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Bottle trees were a popular feature in gardens. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
(Photo by: Deny Howeth)
(Photo by: Deny Howeth)
(Photo by: Deny Howeth)
(Photo by: Deny Howeth)
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