Garden tour set for NB


NORTH BALTIMORE – The North Baltimore Garden Club is once again holding its annual tour of gardens in the
This will be the fifth year for the annual tour.
According to Caprice Cheney, coordinator of this year’s event, the garden club tries to highlight various
gardens around the village each year. Often, the homeowners of the featured gardens are not members of
the club.
Several of the houses have been on the garden tour previously, but three of the gardens are being
showcased for the first time this year, according to Cheney.
"You don’t have to be a gardener to drive past a beautiful garden and appreciate it," Cheney
She and other members of the garden club invite the public to join them "for a great afternoon of
This year’s tour offers a wide variety of gardens and interest within them. From a garden with lots of
shade, to hardscapes, a fish pond, pool, and more. The tour surely has something of interest for all
garden enthusiasts. There are six different gardens featured.
The tour will be held June 20 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Maps will be available on that date at the North Baltimore Great Scot Community Market, starting at noon.
The market is located on Ohio 18, just west of Interstate 75, on the outskirts of North Baltimore.
The gardens may be visited in any order; however, organizers suggest people may want to linger at one
featured garden, so thus to plan accordingly.
The featured gardens with comments on each provided by the garden club organizers are:
¥ James and Nichole Wilhelm, 215 N. Patterson.
This lovely home is surrounded by a retaining wall, and planted with all types of perennials, lilies,
roses, and peonies.
¥ Lois Gerdeman, 337 S. Main St.
Her yard features a gorgeous shaded backyard with many hostas, and shade loving perennials. The front
yard features a stacked wall garden bursting full of perennials.
¥ Butch and Kelly Light, 211 Mitchell Road
The Lights live in a beautiful new home on the west side of town. Their yard and beds are well maintained
and very nicely planted. A small outbuilding as well as rustic ornamentation make the whole yard an
interesting place to be.
¥ John Yoder and Kim Cotterman, 127 S. Second St.
The owners of this garden have worked very hard on their yard; including Yoder who laid the intricate
brick walkway himself. The house is surrounded by perennials and bushes and the backyard features a fire
pit, above ground pool, and more flower beds. Their pride in their home is very evident.
¥ Wilbur and Motoe Strohl, 128 W. Walnut
The flower gardens fill up almost all of the yard surrounding their home. There is always something in
bloom. Look for many kinds of perennials, with a few annuals thrown in for good measure.
¥ Tom and Noke Doering, 419 Eastlawn Drive
Organizers suggest to save this garden for last, as you will not want to leave. The home features an
incredible backyard full of perennials and lilies. Everywhere you look is jam-packed full of flowers and
interesting yard ornaments. There is also a large fish pond that shouldn’t be missed.
When not holding a tour, members of the garden club can often be found helping with various flower beds
throughout the village. Members also take trips to area gardening events.
Cheney indicated club members are already making plans for next year’s tour.
"We’re always looking for new members and those who want to exhibit their home and gardens for
others to enjoy," she added.
North Baltimore garden tour. Backyard of the Doering’s.
(Photo: Aaron Carpenter/Sentinel-Tribune)

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