Ogdensburg Garden Club offering tours of seven local gardens on Saturday
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:29 pm

OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Garden Club's Summer Garden Tour is Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. rain or shine.

Seven local gardens are on the tour – three extensive country gardens, three "small and lovely" city gardens and one large city garden on the banks of the St. Lawrence, the club said.

Garden lovers can choose any garden to start the tour and visit as many others as they wish along the way. Maps are available at each garden as well as refreshments plus garden owners and volunteers who will be happy to show you around and answer any questions.

Tickets $15 each, can be purchased at any garden.

One of the gardens new to the tour is that of Frank Putman just outside of Morristown. Frank describes his gardens as eclectic with colors and textures changing from day to day. There are a variety of gardens and outbuildings on the property with hanging baskets and roses in pots, beds of perennials and flowering shrubs and trees with many seating areas throughout. Those who have seen these gardens also speak of an incredible “party barn” on the grounds.

Other Ogdensburg gardens on the tour include Michael and Meri Briggs, 19 County Route 28 (old 37A) and their recently opened Three Seasons Gift Shop; Jeff Cline, 507 Proctor Ave.; Louise Markert, 102 Proctor Ave.; Luanne Herzog, 720 Pickering St.; and Sandra Porter, 723 Jay St.

Also in Morristown is the McDonald house and gardens at 903 N. Umberland St. (across the bay from Ella's).

All gardens will be designated by signs and balloons to make them easy to spot.

All proceeds go towards Ogdensburg beautification projects.