Wimberley residents always know that Spring has officially blossomed when
the Wimberley Garden Club holds its annual tour. Residents and local
experts invite the public into their beautiful gardens in a hospitable
display of nature's best. Eagerly awaited by those who've been lucky
enough to attend a previous tour, this event reveals the green thumbs
behind xeriscaping and other beautiful ways to cohabit peacefully with the
unique beauty of rocky, cedar filled hills and valleys.
Featured on the 2007
Garden Club Tour are six beautiful gardens. A plant sale will be held at the
second garden, home of Cathy and Buddy Moore at 540 Ledgerock Drive (Ledgerock Estates).
The plants available for purchase are those propagated by Garden Club members.
The Wimberley Valley Art League Show And Sale and complimentary refreshments are at the clubhouse in La Ventana located at 699 Ranchers Club Lane. There is plenty of parking at the clubhouse.
HOMES FEATURED ON THE 2007
ROSEMARY AND JAMES BARTA
15 Meridian Drive (Paradise Hills)
The Barta garden, just 2 miles south of Wimberley, is a well-established garden featuring deer resistant plants - rosemary, sego palms, Jerusalem sage, poppies, larkspur, dusty miller, and Satsuma in the front garden. Walk through the house (yes, it's okay!) to the deck and view the terraces and container plants with vinca, Russian sage, pride of Barbados, oleander, and lantana. You will also enjoy a magnificent 20-mile vista of the valley below. Please park on the street in front of the house.
CATHY AND BUDDY MOORE
540 Ledgerock Drive (Ledgerock Estates)
Cathy and Buddy have lived in their house on Ledgerock for five years, but only had their yard landscaped last year. Since the Moores raise a few cows, the setting is a pastoral one. Large oaks surround the front of the house and a meditative granite pathway meanders through the trees, the yard, and encircles the home. A variety of colorful plants and shrubs flank both sides of the paths. Retaining walls in the front add to the landscape dimension but the highlight is a soothing water feature by the front porch. The backyard has another larger water feature and overlooks a two-acre pond. Beautiful plants abound in the tiered flower beds and on the four porches. There are several places to sit and enjoy the views, the plants, and the hummingbirds. Landscape design by Debbie Jackson - Sagebrush Landscaping.
LEAH AND DON PRINGLE
520 Post Oak Road (Burnet Ranches)
In the Pringle garden you will admire and appreciate the lovely pond and waterfall features. Terraced stone walls and elegant patios create outdoor living areas that are accented by colorful flower beds and drought resistant plant material. Front and back gardens were designed and installed by Debbie Jackson of Sagebrush Landscaping.
BONNIE AND TERRY SUELTMAN
114 Nicholas Lane (La Ventana - Driftwood)
Come and enjoy the drought resistant gardens! As you begin your way down the driveway, you will feel welcomed by the comforting home surrounded by drought resistant plants and low maintenance landscaping. The gardens, designed by Debbie Jackson of Sagebrush Landscaping, will delight you with their form, motion, and color. Please park on the street.
SHARON AND BEN JONES
2943 La Ventana Parkway (La Ventana - Driftwood)
This lovely garden features cacti and plants that require a minimal amount of irrigation. The backyard uses rustic materials - metal, stone, and wood - to create terraces. The native live oaks have been preserved and nurtured. Container plants provide the flowers and the color. The pool, waterfall, and various seating areas contribute to the relaxing nature of this truly beautiful yard. Please park on the street.
KATHY AND JAMES WILLIAMS
829 Ranchers Club Lane (La Ventana - Driftwood)
Hidden on several beautiful tree-covered acres is the stately home and garden of the Williams. As you stroll through the garden on meandering crushed granite pathways you can enjoy the blending of symmetrical English gardens with Texas hardy trees, shrubs, and perennials. This landscape design incorporates several sitting areas and thoughtful yard art placed throughout the property providing ample opportunity to slow down and enjoy the planning that went into creating this garden which was designed by Debbie Jackson of Sagebrush Landscaping. Be sure to walk through the gate and to the very back of the yard to appreciate the stone terraces that lead down to Flat Creek. Please park on the street.