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Local gardens to open for admirers June 1

The next Clintonville Open Garden Tour will take place June 1.

Karen Torvik, who organizes the event along with fellow gardening enthusiasts Pat Rugola and Michael Shiffrin, last week announced the stops on the upcoming tour, which runs from noon to 4 p.m.

They are:

* 516 Arden Road, which features specimen trees, azaleas, a fire pit, benches, a concrete column and a pergola.

* The street park across from 469 Clinton Heights Ave., a public space planted and maintained by neighbors that is full of blooms and a wide variety of plants.

* 303 Brevoort Road, a shade garden in which exotic plants are being replaced with native species, along with a small butterfly garden and culinary herb garden in front.

* 4006 Wynding Drive, an herb garden with a diverse display of evergreens in the front and a large perennial garden and rose garden in the back.

* 30 E. Torrence Road, a half-acre lot with deep, cottage-style sunny and shady borders featuring many native plants.

* 3901 N. High St., the perennial garden at the Park of Roses with seven beds in both sun and shade containing more than 70 varieties designed and maintained by volunteers.

* 240 E. Cooke Road, which has a large border garden of sun and shade species, including perennials, ornamental shrubs and trees, along with a separate rose garden containing 25 plants.

* 4356 Olentangy Blvd., a shade garden with an extensive collection of specimen trees.

The tour will continue June 22 and July 20. For more information, email clintonvillegardens@gmail.com.

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