Rain or Shine, 2018 Euclid Pond & Garden Tour a Huge Success

The 2018 City of Euclid Pond & Garden Tour has inspired visitors to create their own outdoor oasis. Several hundred tourists from all parts of Ohio visited the many gardens featured on this year’s tour. Visitors traveled from Burton, Bratenahl, Concord, Thompson, Lorain, Willoughby, Mentor, Painesville, South Euclid, Shaker Hts., and many other neighboring communities. 

The tour featured 19 different outdoor settings. A Japanese maple garden, a four season dream where the focus is on form, colors, and texture was just one of the gardens offering visitors an exciting blend of architectural history. On North Street, behold a garden becomes a park of beautiful rooms as the first land bank lot is transformed to fabulous. Unique statues, daylilies, roses, boxwood, and a waterfall with mirrors add to the scenery.  Gary Ave. has an urban environment that provides a beautiful outdoor living space. This garden has been certified an NWF wildlife habitat. Westport Ave. offered soft lights for an evening of quiet relaxation during the Saturday Twilight Tour. Sunnycliff Dr. and Breckenridge Dr. gardens showed how to have an outdoor oasis when tree roots and shade dominate your garden.  Special garden features included a large deck overlooking a serene 2-tier waterfall pond, and an amazing coral pond created over the past 9 years. The tour also showed how annuals, perennials, and organic vegetable gardens could blend together in a unique way.

As the visitors travelled from garden to garden throughout the city, they could not help but notice the many newly planted trees that line Euclid’s tree lawns. Trees planted will filter air and water, slow climate change, prevent species loss, and ease food insecurity. Trees are a very important part of our everyday existence. The tour offered the opportunity to experience unique Euclid homes and beautiful gardens. Yards that are truly an outdoor destination with courtyards overlooking beautiful ponds filled with topical fish, fireplaces, and spectacular pavilions surrounded by an array of flowers.

The tour once again demonstrated Euclid homeowners’ passion and talent for creating private retreats, each sure to inspire your imagination. You go Euclid gardeners!

Hope to see you all again on the 2019 tour!  Many thanks to our corporate sponsors.

Anne Delehanty

City of Euclid employee, member of City of Euclid Shade Tree Commission.

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:04 AM, 08.04.2018