Sunday, September 13, 2009

West Asheville Garden Stroll (WAGS)

The first West Asheville Garden Stroll took place this past Saturday - September 12. 2009; it featured many different garden styles, free food and a large dose of funky. Green thumbs are not the only thing different about gardeners. They are artists and their palette is as varied as the plant types. The gardens ran the gamut from community spaces like the one pictured above to the garden that supplies food for a restaurant.

This deck (upper and lower) provides an excellent vantage to view this garden - I could hang out there all day.

An old sink has been recycled into a container for several plants - some of the funky stuff.

This house and garden features recycled bottles, marbles, golf balls and other discards as sculpture and foils for plants in the front, side and rear yard.

Wamboldtopia is a work in progress - 10 years so far. Stone and brick masonry has been used for the studio in front and for the many architectural elements in this garden as shown in this view from the street.

A small magical garden tower to the side of the steps to the house.

A seating area in the rear yard on top of the hill with another architectural element to the right.

The tower from the previous picture - pure whimsy at work here.

Heading back down the steps to the street after quite a tour.

1 comment:

Damaris said...

Hi Bruce, thanks for your visit and for posting these fabulous photos! We sure had a lot of fun during the tour and am opening the garden (and studio) again on October 10th since a lot of folks couldn't come for the stroll. Stop by again, bring a friend!
Damaris and Ricki