GARDEN TOUR: The Fairview Park Garden Club’s 2011 garden tour, “Beyond the Garden Gate,” will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9.
Organizers Pat Longoria and Danielle Sundberg, along with a committee, have included seven unique gardens plus the Fairview Park Community Garden on this year’s tour.
The seven gardens each has their own distinct features, said Garden Club member Ann Kreps. Two of the gardens back up to the Metroparks; one includes winding garden paths full of native Ohio plants and perennials and an extended deck overlooking the Metroparks, she said. The other has many great features, including a unique butterfly garden in the shape of a butterfly.
The other gardens showcase features such as koi ponds, stoned patios and outdoor entertainment areas, outstanding container gardens, long garden rooms, rain barrels and composting gardening.
The tour will begin in the basement of Fairview Park City Hall, 20777 Lorain Road, where programs and maps will be distributed. Several crafters and refreshments will be on site.
Tickets are $15 advance sale and $20 day of the tour – rain or shine. Tickets are available at Emerald Necklace Inn, PJ’s Day Spa, Gift Hut, Options Salon and Spa, Wine Styles and Plant Crafters. Tickets may also be purchased by PayPal online at http://www.fairviewparkgardenclub.org.
The 2011 Fairview Park Garden Club garden tour is sponsored by the Fairview Shopping Center Merchants Association.
HISTORICAL TOUR: The Fairview Park Historical Society will again offer a narrated bus tour of notable city sites, including Bain Park Cabin and Fairview Park Cemetery, during Summerfest.
The bus will leave from the rear parking lot of the Westgate Target store at 10 a.m. July 17.
Tickets cost $8 and can be purchased at the Fairview Park Historical Society’s museum at Bain Park Cabin from 2 to 4 p.m. July 10, and at the organization’s Summerfest booth. Last year, the bus tour sold out.
For more information, call Fairview Park Historical Society President Dan Shell at 216-970-8260.