This Sunday, April 26th, the Fisher Park Neighborhood Association is sponsoring free tours of five historic gardens between 2:00 and 6:00 PM.
Fisher Park is among the oldest neighborhoods in the city, with landmark homes that date as early as 1875. The gardens open this weekend are all private homes, not usually available for public viewing.
Tour organizers have cleverly selected gardens based on themes. A Cottage Garden is found at 122 East Fisher Avenue with old-fashioned favorites like roses, hydrangeas, camellias, gardenias and viburnums. At 707 Magnolia Street, an English Garden contains numerous focal points such as urns, a fountain, seats at the end of paths, and sculptures. The Roomed Garden at 201 W Bessemer Ave featured themed spaces that are defined by boxwood, white flowering plants, and rose covered arches. An outdoor hideaway of grass, ground cover, perennials, evergreen shrubs and roses is found with the Intimate Garden at 204 Fisher Park Circle, and a delicious Urban Food Garden at 603 Simpson Street demonstrates just how many vegetables can be grown in a small, but sunny front yard (look for the spinach, lettuce, beets, carrots, radishes, broccoli, garlic, onions and more!).
Fisher Park is often acclaimed for its historic gardens and homes, and this weekend's event provides an opportunity for the public to enjoy some of Greensboro's most treasured places. For locations and descriptions go to the home page of the Fisher Park Neighborhood Association (FPNA) website and click on the link for the garden tour.