In September, lovers of natural beauty will have a chance to see some of the most beautiful spots in Herndon.
The Herndon Garden Tour, slated for Sunday, Sept. 10, will be a showcase of five examples of fine use of green thumbs. The tour will feature:
- 900 McDaniel Court: A palette of different leaf shapes, textures, and colors; and a pond with waterfall
- 958 Tympani Court: An Italianate garden modeled after the designs of southern Italy
- 654 Old Hunt Way: Trees, bushes and flowers that create overall design balance
- 809 Monroe St.: A contrast of different plants, colors, leaf shapes accentuated by various types of stones and plants
- 101 Pearl St.: An organic garden with emphasis on colors throughout the seasons
In addition to the private gardens, the Monarch butterfly waystation at Runnymede Park (195 Herndon Parkway) will also be part of the tour. Painting demos, garden music and more will also be offered. Gardeners will be on hand during the self-guided tour to discuss their gardens and answer questions.
The tour is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10. Advance tickets are available for $10 through Sept. 1, at which time the price will increase to $15. Children under 12 can participate for free.
Tickets are available at Herndon Florist (716 Lynn St., cash or check only) and the Herndon Community Center (814 Ferndale Ave.).
The Herndon Garden Tour is produced by the town’s Cultivating Community Initiative, a group of volunteers who are committed to neighborhood beautification and community spirit.