The Lake Lotawana Community Club will hold a Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 and will feature five stops with eight gardens that you can view either by road or by pontoon boat. You may board the boats at the Marina Galley and Grog.
One of the lakeside gardens called “Naughty Gnome” has color all year long with no grass to mow designed by the owner and Vivian Pine from Flora Culture. They have incorporated a small waterfall feature and fire pit into the patio that makes up part of a natural planting barrier in place of a railing, plus two metal sculptures by Fred Conlon and much more
Across the road are two adjacent “Woodland Delights”. These gardens back up to the woods and flow into one another, but still are unique in each of their designs. At the “Tea for Two” garden, the ladies will serve tea and baked goodies to their guests. This garden is formal with magnificent hostas and a beautiful lawn area. The next garden features the natural stone that is all around the lake. They have native plantings and fairy gardens, which they designed for their grandchildren.
Each of the gardens will feature vendors, such as jewelry by Norma Marshall, floral prints that have surprise components by Phillip King, hypertufa pots by Keith Wheeler, locally grown plants for sale by Cindy Moorehead of Dream Scape Landscaping and more.
That morning, there will be sailboat races on the lake. Local restaurants include Marina Grog and Galley, T-Bones, Russo's, Captains, Canoe Club and the Bean Counter Cafe.
For more information, call 913-636-4131 or go to your Facebook page and type in Lake Lotawana 2015 Garden Tour in the events tag to purchase tickets in advance for $15 plus service charge. Cash only the day of tour at the Community Club at Gate One or any of the gardens.