Organization: The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions
Welcome to the Yellow Springs Garden Tour!
Enjoy the beauty and varying styles of local gardens featuring native plants, pollinator gardens, lawn alternatives, vegetable gardens, and more!
Organized by members of the YS Garden Book Club and cosponsored by Agraria and Tecumseh Land Trust.
TIME MAY CHANGE IF IT RAINS TO MONDAY SEPT. 7th FROM 1-4pm
There are ten properties on the tour featuring unique elements that will both delight and inspire tour-goers! The goal of this tour is to stimulate interest in supporting native habitat; providing sustenance for birds, bees, and butterflies; growing vegetables; building soil health; creating lawn alternatives, and so much more! Peruse the map of gardens with accompanying descriptions and one will find villagers pursuing many interests and passions such as permaculture, prairie, and meadow habitats, herb and vegetable gardening, food preservation, pollinator gardens, composting, ducks, chickens, and beekeeping. Many of the properties are certified through the National Wildlife Foundation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. In addition to individual properties, an effort is underway to certify the Village of Yellow Springs. Villagers are encouraged to certify their property. For more information on certification: https://www.nwf.org/certifiedwildlifehabitat Please note that tour-goers are invited to attend this free event in any order of their choice; the map serves as a guide.
Homeowners/volunteers will be available to answer any questions.
Masks and social distancing are required and appreciated.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH FROM 1-4 PM
(RAIN DATE MONDAY 7TH FROM 1-4 PM)
1. 131 E Dayton-Yellow Springs Road 45387
Agraria: Food and perennial gardens, hoop house, cob oven, agroforestry, permaculture, interspecies foodways. NWF Certified.
2. 115 N High Street 45387
All season vegetable gardening, greenhouse, food preservation.
3. 329 Pleasant Street 45387
Straw bale gardening, lawn alternative, chickens. NWF Certified.
4. 535 Fairfield Pike 45387
Ohio native prairie, lawn alternative, pollinator garden, stream. NWF Certified
5. 3372 Hustead Road 45502
Only 5 minutes from the Village Heartbeat Gardens: Four acres showcasing permaculture, pollinator, herb, and vegetable gardens, wildlife habitat. NWF Certified.
6. 139 Walnut Street 45387
Native habitat for pollinators and birds with a vision of reducing lawn to paths only. NWF Certified.
7. 215 W Whiteman Street 45387
Host and nectar plants for butterflies and pollinators, understory for birds. NWF Certified.
8. 120 W Center College Street 45387
Perennial, pollinator, and vegetable gardens, composting, beehives and ducks.
9. 135 Edgefield Drive 45387
Permaculture, soil regeneration, lawn alternative, vegetable gardens, composting, chickens. NWF Certified.
10. 313 Orton Road 45387
Meadow habitat for birds, pollinators, and wildlife. 50 species of shrubs and trees. NWF Certified.