Holmes County Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty is hosting a garden tour on Saturday, June 26th, from 9am - 5pm (Rain date is Sunday, June 27th, from 12pm - 6pm).
Eight gardens are featured on the tour; some you frequently drive by and others you would never see unless invited in by the owner. Some are small, others large. What they share is beauty and impeccable maintenance. There will also be a silent auction which includes garden-related items.
Tickets are $20.00 per person. You can purchase tickets below or they are also available starting June 1st at the following locations:
1.) Rodhe’s IGA on Glenn Drive in Millersburg
2.) CSB Clay Street in Millersburg and Berlin
3.) KSB on N. Main St. in Killbuck.
All proceeds go directly to OneEighty, which provides services to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, substance abuse and addiction, as well as mental health and housing support.
When you purchase your ticket online, you will receive a confirmation email listing the addresses of the featured gardens. Your confirmation email will serve as your ticket for entry into each garden. Please make sure you read and keep this email.
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The residents who are participating in the event ask that you do not visit their garden until Saturday, June 26th between 9am-5pm (Rain Day will be Sunday, June 27th from 12-6). Please be respectful of their privacy until the day of the event.
Holmes County Friends and Neighbors Garden Committee is also excited to announce that the following shops in Historic Downtown Millersburg are offering a percentage off their merchandise when you show your Garden Tour Ticket on Saturday, June 26th or your confirmation email (from your online ticket purchase).
10% off at Modern Farmhouse located at 6584 SR 39
10% off at New Towne Gallery located on West Jackson in Millersburg
10% off at Miller’s Creamery located on West Jackson in Millersburg
20% off at The Jewelry Store located on West Jackson in Millersburg
Holmes County Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty Garden Tour List:
Kate and Dave's Garden
A very restful garden is situated high on a hill, with a bucolic view of Millersburg. You may stroll along designated walking paths and enjoy the native OH trees that were planted by Kate and Dave sixteen years ago. Relax on a bench and enjoy the view and the flower beds which surround the house.
Summer and Jonathan’s Garden
Summer and Johnathan gardens are on a secluded hill just south of Millersburg. Visitors will enjoy water features, including two fountains and a waterfall. Foundation stones line the upper area of the yard along with shrubs, flowers, hanging baskets, container gardens and a tepee decorated with flower arrangements.
Summer is a natural health educator and will have products on display/for sale, including gardeners’ hand scrub, healing hand salve, sore muscle soap and lip balm. Be sure to sample the essential oil-infused lavender lemonade and organic elderberry syrup!
Tammy and Mike's Garden
On top of a hill outside Killbuck, Ohio, is Tammy and Mike’s garden. There is a native foundation stone wall along a path leading to the back of the house. There are planter boxes filled with flowers, phlox, spiderwort, limelight, black elderberry lace, a strawberry sundae hydrangea, loose strife, honey suckle and hostas. There are vegetable plants and two pumpkin patches that will produce a variety of pumpkins in the fall.
Eleanor and Bill’s Garden
Close to State Route 39 west of Millersburg, is Eleanor and Bill’s garden. Ornamental grasses, perennials, hydrangeas and hostas are the plants most seen (if the deer haven’t eaten them). Several varieties of cone flowers, bee balm and blooming shrubs are found in the flower bed along the yard. Hostas, ferns, heurchera and other shade plants fill the beds along the woods.
Marlene and Mark’s Garden
Marlene and Mark’s garden is nestled among their Amish neighbors between Berlin and Walnut Creek. The area around the house has mostly shade gardens, along with cottage style rock and alpine gardens. Their yard boasts flower beds, outlined with natural stones and filled with perennials, shrubs, and evergreens, along with native plants that grow naturally in the woods. Some of the unique plants are autumn frost hostas, hellebore, brunnera-variegated and green, lamium, corydalis, snake lips, pulmonaria, big ears lamb’s ear and epimedium.
Ellie and Hanses Garden
Located at the end of the road, is Ellie and Hans garden which is divided by native natural foundation stones and thrive with an abundance of vegetables - onions, asparagus, potatoes, corn, lettuce, spinach and beets, as well as fruit - strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Depending on what is ripe and ready, Hans will share his produce on the day of the tour. Ellie is a Lula Roe sales rep and will have items in her shop for viewing and purchase.
Ruth and John’s Garden
Tucked behind a couple of condos hides a perennial garden (with a few annuals) planted to entice hummingbirds and butterflies. Numerous milkweed plants, multiple nectar-producing flowering species and some “puddling” areas makes this a Certified Monarch Butterfly Garden. Take some time to find the hidden fairy garden.
Angie and Tom’s Garden
Just northwest of Berlin, lies Angie and Tom’s garden which has evolved through sixteen years of plantings, transplantings and simple plant removal. The yard boasts a variety of beds, both in full sun and deep shade. You will discover a beautiful mixture of flowering trees, shrubs and perennials. Many of the perennials reseed themselves and appear in a variety of sites around the beds. Peeking through the plants, you will find lots of charming gnomes, begging to be found.
Purchase your ticket today to experience the beauty of nature!
Holmes County Friends and Neighbors sincerely thank the families who have opened their home, garden, and hearts for this year 2021 Garden Tour. This event would not be possible without their support.
Holmes County Friends and Neighbors would also like to thank their corporate sponsors: