Wesley Rouse, a noted landscape designer and owner of Pine Meadow Gardens, Inc., a design landscape firm in Southbury, will open his gardens for an informative guided tour to benefit the Southbury Historical Society.
With a background in plant science and landscape architecture, Rouse, who has been creating gardens and growing plants for over twenty-five years, will talk about how he transformed his property from wild meadows and fields to a series of magnificent “garden rooms.” Rouse will also discuss his concept of connecting outdoor gardens with indoor spaces.
Covering six acres, Rouse’s gardens feature an abundance of natural and visual beauty. Features include herbaceous borders, specimen trees and shrubs, wooded areas, a pond, a pool, a white garden and spectacular pots and plantings.
Rouse and his staff of landscape professionals will be on hand to provide tips on plant combinations and landscape design.
The tour, a fundraising event for the Southbury Historical Society, will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, July 15 from 3 – 6 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be Sunday, July 22.
Pre-registration is required and must be received at the Southbury Historical Society by Wednesday, July 11. The cost is $25 per person for Society members and $35 per person for non-members and includes a wine and cheese reception.
Due to limited parking space availability, attendees will meet at the Southbury Medical Building parking lot at 22 Old Waterbury Road. A free shuttle bus to the gardens will leave the parking area approximately every 30 minutes from 3 – 5 p.m. and Southbury Historical Society staff will be there to direct. This garden is not handicap accessible and attendees should wear appropriate footwear.
For more information about this event visit www.southburyhistory.org or call 203-405-3124.