If you’d like some fun outdoor exploring to do this weekend, head to Ganther’s Place or Woodland Park. Each neighborhood is sponsoring a free garden tour on Sunday afternoon, from noon to 5pm. Ganther’s Place will have live music, a raffle, refreshments, shuttle transportation and a special feature of Art Work created by Stewart Elementary Art Students. They will also be unveiling a new neighborhood mural. The Woodland Park tour will feature a first year garden on a budget, a dog-friendly backyard with a vegetable garden and a colorful garden with a mural. Woodland Park‘s boundaries are the area from Broad Street (along Franklin Park) to Maryland Avenue (along I-670) to the north, Taylor Avenue (near OSU Hospital East) to the west and to the Norfolk & Western Railroad track (near Nelson Road) to the east. Ganther’s Place is located in South Columbus off of Parson’s Avenue. Our area boundaries are East of Parsons Avenue to Heyl Avenue, including Whittier Street, Reinhard Avenue and Siebert Street.
Woodland Park Tour:
• 1531 Hawthorne Ave.: a front-yard garden.
• 1543 Hawthorne Ave.: with strawberries, petunias and shrubs.
• 1544 Hawthorne Ave.: an urban garden that is pet- and child-friendly.
• 1548 Hawthorne Ave.: professional landscaping with large raised beds and patios.
• 1552 Hawthorne Ave.: a first-year garden on a budget.
• 20 Brunson Ave.: a courtyard with shade-loving plants.
• 1758 E. Long St.: a dedicated colorful garden with a mural.
• 93 Parkwood Ave.: a corner-lot home with colorful perennials.
• 141 Parkwood Ave.: an urban vegetable garden, a conifer collection, and a heath garden in a dog-friendly backyard.
The Ganther’s Place Tour starts in Ganther’s Place Park at 566 Reinhard Ave.