Beyond the gate, gardens await

Frederick excursion offers waterfalls, overlooks

Frederick excursion offers waterfalls, overlooks

May 15, 2008|By TIFFANY ARNOLD

Be they traditional, or be they formal, the gardens on the Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour will be anything but garden-variety. This year's tour will feature 10 gardens -- some of them boasting waterfalls, overlooks and plenty of places to unwind among flowers -- throughout Frederick, Md. The tour will be held rain or shine.

The event was organized by private, nonprofit Celebrate Frederick and The Men's Garden Club of Frederick.

The scheduled tour stops are:

· 18th-century Heritage Garden, Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave.

· Heritage Garden, Historical Society of Frederick County, 24 E. Church St.

· Private garden of Doug Bailey and Dick Williams, 220 E. Church St.

· Private garden of George and Diane Ruszat, 240 E. Church St.

· Private garden of Michael McCrossin, 117 E. Patrick St.

· Private garden of Eugene E. "Skip" Perreault, 123 E. Patrick St.

· The Market Street Garden and the Director's Rose Garden at the Federated Charities of Frederick, 22 S. Market St.


· Private garden of John and Ethel Frye, 121 W. Church St.

· Private garden at the Old C. Burr Artz Library, 120 Record St.

· Private garden of Pete and Eleanor Bowers, Greg Feeser, Warren and Carole Larkin, and Tom and Carol Patterson, Governor Lowe Condominium, 100-102 E. Second St.

If you go ...

WHAT: 2008 Garden Gates Garden Tour, a tour with seven private gardens and three public gardens

WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18

WHERE: Gardens throughout Frederick, Md.

COST: Tickets cost $15

MORE: Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

· The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., 301-698-0656

· Flights of Fancy, 20 East St., 301-663-9295

· The Grapevine, 117 E. Patrick St., 301-663-3920

· The Schifferstadt Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., 301-663-3885

· Tourism Council of Frederick County, 19 E. Church St., 301-600-4047

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