Garden Tour to benefit the Friends of the Library

Garden Tour to benefit the Friends of the Library

Explore this garden in New Philadelphia that showcases the joys of both an artist’s heart and a gardener’s wonder.


The New Philadelphia Friends of the Library will host its annual Garden Tour fundraiser on Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale for the self-guided tour, which includes six gardens in and around Tuscarawas County.

“This year’s tour will focus on gardens in Southern Tuscarawas County,” Friends President Candy Beaber said. “The proceeds from the Garden Tour will benefit the Tuscarawas County Library Foundation. Last year’s Garden Tour raised over $2,000 for the library foundation.”

The foundation provides a vessel for the library to receive gifts, and with investment and growth, it will benefit the Tuscarawas County Public Library System and its customers for years to come.

The self-guided tour will showcase a variety of garden types and plants, from large vegetable gardens to wildflower gardens and beyond. Gardens on the tour include the following:

—Brigadoon Homestead: Wander around this property outside of Gilmore to view the orchard, large vegetable garden, perennial flower beds and herbs. View the free-roaming poultry on the farm as the gardener shares her knowledge on forest gardening, permaculture and livestock integration.

—Little Acorns Greenhouse and Nursery: This family-owned business in Port Washington offers numerous greenhouse flowers, vegetables, hanging baskets, containers and more. The multi-season landscape surrounding the home and business includes water, vegetable and wildflower gardens, and bird-friendly features throughout the property.

—Olive Hill Homestead: Travel down a dirt road to this property in Newcomerstown to see this 4,000-square-foot vegetable garden. The edible landscape includes peas, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, potatoes and more. Explore the cut flower garden while asking the gardener about her canning methods and sourdough start.

—Redrock Farm: Located in the valleys of Port Washington, this family farm provides homegrown produce and flower arrangements to the community. The farm includes a variety of produce along with flowers and herbs. View the custom-built raised flower beds, berry bushes and grape vines before exploring the hillside corn and pumpkin patch.

—Radharc Ranch: Follow the gravel road to explore the vegetable gardens with flowers and herbs scattered throughout this ranch in Port Washington. Check out the cattle panel trellises and learn about the heirloom plants this gardener grows.

—The Gardens of Soil & Substance: Explore this garden in New Philadelphia that showcases the joys of both an artist’s heart and a gardener’s wonder. Meander down Bloomington Avenue to experience seasonal pockets of perennial, tropical and annual color. Make a turn along the Twisted Willow, a natural fence row in training, and pass the raised beds on Blackberry Lane for a glimpse over the berries and into the veggie plot. Notice hand-dug pathways, colorful containers, home-crafted trellises and thrifted treasures throughout.

Tickets are available to purchase and pick up during normal business hours at the Tuscarawas Main Library in New Philadelphia and the library’s four branches in Bolivar, Strasburg, Sugarcreek and Tuscarawas. Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased by cash or check made out to the Friends of the Library NP. Those wishing to pay by credit card can purchase tickets at the Tuscarawas Main Library.

In the event of rain, the tour will be held Sunday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit or call 330-364-4474 ext. 221.

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