Join Wesley Rouse, noted landscape designer and owner of Pine Meadow Gardens, Inc., a design-build landscape firm in Southbury, for an informative guided tour of his personal gardens.
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 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 Sunday, July 22 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required and must be received at the Southbury Historical Society by Friday, July 20. 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 3:00 to 5:00p.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 and other Southbury Historical Society programs and events, visit www.southburyhistory.org or call 203-405-3124.