Thursday, 28 May 2009

Garden Tour, Chandra garden

The Port Rowan Garden club took a tour to the Chandra farm . This property has been in the family since the 1850's,and they are avid gardeners. There are several garden areas; from the park like acre and a half setting around the home, to a 2 acre arboretum just across the road with many unusual tree specimens, a water fall and pond just off the terrace , a redbud allee by the shed garden.
This area is part of the Carolinian forest area. Lots of dogwoods, rhododendrons, azaleas thrive here.The arboretum contains, many varieties of deciduous trees ,maples, stewartia, parrotia, birch ash, locust,seviceberry, too many to list and many evergreens, even a dawn redwood. Many varieties of lilacs in the dell area. All trees are labelled with silver tags so identifying is easy.
At the home garden the paths wound around and thru arbours making a pleasant meander to look at the hostas, perennials, garden art and water feature .
The garden beds where well covered with mulch, making maintenance somewhat easier, tho the back breaking work of these areas is quite high, I think.Even tho it was a grey drizzly damp day we all enjoyed the tour of this amazing property.
My description and photos don't do justice to this wonderful spot, still I hope you enjoy the peek in my slide show.


Rosanne said...

Looks like a lovely garden. I like the pink lilac!

Crafty Gardener said...

That looks like a beautiful spot to visit ... great slideshow.

Shady Gardener said...

What a great place to visit - and thanks for the creative slideshow. (I was also glad that you identified the plants... there were a few I didn't know!) :-)

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

That's one wild slide show !
Love garden tours.

Sherry said...

Looked beautiful there!!

Rosemary said...

Rosanne, you would have loved all the different lilacs
Crafty, thank you
Shady, so many plants I did not show, so much work.
Patsi, the garden club here is very active , another tour coming up on the 10th of June and I will be blogging.
Sherry, it was very beautiful but oh the work to keep it up!