The annual Herndon Garden Tour, celebrating the eclectic and elegant gardens in the town of Herndon, will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission to the tour is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased at the , 814 Ferndale Ave., , 716 Lynn St., and , 750 Center St. They will also be available the day of the tour at the Herndon Community Center and at ArtSpace.
The self-guided tour will feature five Herndon gardens:
- 760 Van Buren St., Denise and Bruce Napoli, gardeners. A primarily shady garden, with occasional explosions of color that attract birds and butterflies
- 890 Ashburn St., Ellen and Walt Bottiny, gardeners. A peaceful garden oasis, complete with perennials, annuals, herbs—and Ellen’s collection of gourd birdhouses.
- 1021 Monroe St., Lorna Schmid and David Boldt, gardeners. The focal point of this expansive garden is an exotic water feature, as well as plenty of shade plants and sun-loving flowers.
- 896 Young Dairy Ct., Nate and Michele Ament, gardeners. These professional landscape architects have created a unique garden retreat, with a carefully-constructed mix of hardscapes and softscapes.
- 742 Florence Pl., Tom Spiers, gardener. This lush, mature and diversified landscape is home to at least 100 different kinds of plants, with colors and textures coordinated to create order – but not too much order.
The Herndon Garden Tour is produced by the Cultivating Community Initiative. The program encourages neighborhood beautification and builds community spirit. Programs are developed through the input of resident volunteers.