The Saugeen Times Tours Local Gardens
Barbara Ann and Andy Bingham's Garden in Southampton
The South-Port Horticultural Society held its annual
Garden Tour on the weekend with all proceeds from ticket sales going
toward the beautification of various locations throughout the community.
A front yard view
In the front, foxglove and lavender add hues of blue while a path of violet coloured thyme meanders from the walkway across the lawn. An espalier provides support for two types of crab apples along the path that leads to the back garden area.
Linear Louvered Fencing Provides Privacy
Rounding the corner and entering the back yard, one is immediately struck by the difference. In the front garden, everything is about curves and rounded edges while, in the back, everything is linear. Here, beds are squared and a louvered linear fence gives a very Zen feeling to the yard.
A small vegetable
garden with spiral supports that add an artistic flair along with
texture and a raised deck with a dining area, invite guests to linger.
Immediately off the deck is a delightful screened room where curtains
billow in the breeze and sitting out on a summer's night is an
insect-free experience. The back yard space also opens on to what is
known as the Rail Trail, a recreational nature walking and cycling path.
Lavender and Thyme
Varying Shades of Pink
Barbara Ann Bingham enjoys entertaining on her deck