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Second community open garden tour set June 16

The second of three Clintonville Open Garden Tours is scheduled June 16.

The free, self-guided tour will feature one public and six private gardens in the neighborhood.

The event runs from noon to 4 p.m.

Maps will be available at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and at each of the gardens on the tour.

The stops June 16 are:

* 109 Westwood Road. "More garden, less grass" is the theme of this extensive garden that mixes perennials, annuals and vegetables, said Pat Rugola, spokeswoman for fellow organizers Karen Torvik and Michael Shifrin. The garden also has a koi pond and fountains.

* 123 Westwood Road. This features a long, narrow backyard with weigelas, rhododendrons, azaleas, Japanese maples, dwarf conifers, a vegetable plot and a garage mural.

* 197 Riverview Park Drive. The garden features a shaded back yard with large patio and pond, hostas, lilies, ferns, lavender, hydrangeas, roses and a surviving ash tree.

* 72 Brevoort Road. Hostas, annuals and perennials are located in a sun- and-shade garden with curving paths and no lawn.

* 286 W. Brighton Road. It has variety of vegetables, perennials, shrubs and a pond in a partly shady garden. The front garden features rocks and perennials but no turf.

* Public garden at Clinton Heights Avenue and Walhalla Road. This is an example of "guerrilla gardening," Rugola said, with perennials, bulbs and shrubs on a steeply sloping former vacant lot, planted and maintained by neighbors.

* 386 Crestview Road. The property has a small prairie reconstruction with native perennials and grasses, as well as vegetables in containers.

For more information, call 614-267-6662 or 614-262-5451, or email clintonvillegarden@att.net.

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