Saturday, June 8, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. creative and unique outdoor spaces will be on view during Ardmore Beautification Council’s annual Garden Tour. Generous homeowners will open their gardens to the public so proceeds can benefit community beautification projects spearheaded by the ABC. Tickets are $20.00 each and may be purchased online at www.forabc.org or by calling 580-223-2230.
Betty Parkerson and Becky Ward, co-chairs of the garden tour committee have spend months finding perfect gardens. They are known for their excellent finds, these gardens will further enhance their reputation. Gardens included in the tour include:
Dr. Chris O’Donnell, 2411 Augusta Dr. - This stunning tile-roofed Mediterranean-style stucco home features majestic weeping cypress trees, yucca, and colorful crepe myrtles flanking the front entrance. O’Donnell’s lifelong dedication to music and the arts can be seen in the beautiful sweeps of changing color that include Japanese painted ferns, bright-colored cannas, daisies and hydrangea. This is a museum worthy garden.
Dr. Ronald Bulard, 602 Pebble Beach Dr. - Nandinas surround an Oklahoma redbud, while Japanese maples and globe blue spruce lend an airy feel to the landscape. Dr. Bulard’s love of beautiful things is evident in his exquisite garden of colorful annuals, landscape boulders and the lovely rose tree he so generously shares with us.
Verlin and Jean Lynch, 1505 Third Street Southwest - From the large green pots perched on the front porch to the vintage Airstream parked in back, this 1935 historic masterpiece, originally home to eccentric oil millionaire and golfer Waco Turner, is now an unexpectedly fun and quirky updated home. The current owners fell in love with and are pleased to be sharing it with us.
The Quintin and Carrie Lou Little Estate, 517 Sunset Dr. - This stately Georgian Colonial gracing Sunset Dr., has intrigued people for over 60 years and held center court in one of Ardmore’s most prestigious neighborhoods. In addition to the gardens, the owner has generously opened the home and pool house with refreshments being served in the garden.