Open Garden Tour – April 17, 2016

Open Garden hosted by: Barbara Simonson
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please note: This garden is only open to CVHS members and their guests. If you would like to become a member, please follow the link to our Membership Information page here.

Barbara Simonson Garden

Spring weather can be iffy, but rain or shine, you are sure to enjoy touring this expansive garden on a half-acre property.

Barbara began developing their treed lot about twenty-five years ago…starting with the removal of a few trees. About eighteen have been removed over the years, but several very tall ones (70 ft / 21 m!) remain.

Multiple deliveries of soil and mulch…about fifty cubic yards all told…and with help from her husband and son, Barbara’s grand design has taken shape. A pergola, three patios, and a lovely bridge crossing over interconnected water features are just some of the delights in this incredible garden. Oh, did we mention the numerous garden benches set strategically, inviting visitors to sit and enjoy for a bit?

Come out and enjoy touring this oasis filled with several magnificent large perennials and shrubs. The list includes: four magnolia trees, two cherry trees (an ornamental and a UBC hybridized Bing cross), two dogwood trees, a gingko tree, numerous rhodos (many of which are in bloom), roses (already in bud!), deciduous azalea, lilacs, and much more!


All CVHS Members should have received an email notice on April 13th, 2016, noting the address and directions to this Open Garden. If you need further information for this tour, please contact the Coordinator: on our Contact Us page.