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Belfast Garden Tour Garden

August 15th, 2017

Luckily, I’ve been able to make most of the garden tours on the local garden club tour this summer. Our club has one open garden every Friday. On the 4th of August, three gardens were on the tour; they were the homes of neighbors. This is one of the gardens on the tour, most of the garden was in the back yard.

From the look of the front foundation garden, you wouldn’t imagine what was behind the fence in the back yard. You were greeted by a lovely dappled willow right inside the gate and pathways leading to the small back deck with lounge chairs and a small lawn.

This beautiful large leaved tree was growing beside the deck, I’m not sure what it is, but I’m definitely going to look it up. Belfast is on the coast, and thus enjoys a little more warmth than we do because of the ocean.

The back yard was a sloping garden, with steps and terracing to make the most of the space. There were rock steps, lots of evergreen plants and a big stand of heather.

This garden was small but mighty, the majority of the space was taken up with gardens. It’s always lovely to see what people do with the challenges in their spaces. The terracing of this garden gave me inspiration for some sloping garden areas I have behind the house.

Have you visited any interesting gardens lately?

3 Comments to “Belfast Garden Tour Garden”
  1. Nebraska Dave on August 15, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Susy, I do like your posts about visiting gardens. I haven’t been visiting any garden areas other that my own but one time. I’ve mentioned before the main public garden in my area. It’s an awesome garden but time is always seems to be an issue with me. You would think after retirement that wouldn’t be such an issue. In a couple weeks I’ll be starting another decade of life. Yes, 70 years have passed me by. Some good; some bad; some ugly but all have shaped me into what I am today. I kind of like who I am today so I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t change any thing if I could.

    Have a great Belfast Garden Tour memory day and thank you for posting about your amazing garden visiting adventures.

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    • Susy on August 17, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Funny, every retired person I know says they don’t know how they find time to work before :)

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  2. Emily on August 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Susy! What a good post. I always find attractive to visit new gardens. Near the area where I live there is a garden that our government built that is called “The Estancia”; Is very wide and has different varieties of plants and trees. Personally the gardens generate me peace and tranquility, many times when I am very busy with the university or work I try to take my time and go and read a little in that garden, I don’t know why but the contact with nature and plants let me concentrate more.

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