By Kristin Rover
Residents in Clermont County will have an opportunity to tour eight beautiful gardens in the community as part of the Williamsburg Garden Tour July 13.
The self-guided tour begins at Windy’s World in Williamsburg and features stops at gardens throughout the Williamsburg area.
“It was so popular in the past that we’ve had so many people ask when we were going to have the next garden tour,” Izella Cadwallader, garden club member and spokesperson, said. “It’s back by popular request.”
Cadwallader said the last tour they had was two years ago, she said the club has hosted two tours so far.
Cadwallader said when individuals purchase tickets for the tour they will receive a wristband and a map of the gardens on the tour and will be able to choose which gardens they would like to visit.
“The gardens are all individual and different,” Cadwallader said. “They all feature different types of landscaping and plants.”
Cadwallader said they will also be having a theme this year that all of the gardens will be incorporating.
“Our theme is blooming chairs because Williamsburg was a big furniture manufacturing town,” Cadwallader said. “The seat of the chair with a blooming flower arrangement will mark each site.”
Cadwallader said garden tours are a good opportunity to see different perspectives get ideas.
“It gives people the opportunity to get some ideas of how they might do their own garden at their home,” Cadwallader said. “They might see a plant they might not know about and want to purchase for their own home.”
Cadwallader said there will be a garden club member at each stop to answer any questions.
Cadwallader said two of the homes on the stop will also be open and decorated with a Christmas in July theme.
She said guests can end their tours, or make a stop, at Harmony Hill in Williamsburg where there will be several vendors selling gifts, flowers, plants, and more.
“There will be vendors, the museum will be open as well as landscaping and some flowers there too,” Cadwallader said.
Cadwallader said they will also be selling their cook book at Harmony Hill. The cookbook features 300 recipes from garden club members, and the cookbook sales fund community beautification projects in Williamsburg.
“We do flower boxes on the bridges and flower pots on the corners in the business district,” Cadwalladers said.
The tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13 rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased for $9 in advance from any garden club member or for $10 on the day of the tour at Windy’s World, 127 West Main Street in Williamsburg.
Fore more information about the event, call (513) 724-7790.