By ariel


Six spectacular private gardens were shown in Greenwich, Conn. on Thursday, June 10 and inspiration was sparked among over 600 visitors. This was part of the Grandiflora…Green with Envy Garden Tour, hosted by VERANDA Magazine and The Garden Education Center of Greenwich. The gardens included ornamental rock and grass gardens, dramatic waterfalls, and colorful terraced gardens with emerald green lawns featuring sweeping waterfront views, deep perennial borders, koi ponds and stately specimen trees. The day included a self-guided garden tour and an exclusive Patron’s Luncheon, held in a magnificent private home. The lucky luncheon guests were treated to gift bags that included Cannonball wine, Natori perfume and the Artesano Iron Works limited-edition hardcover book.

Adding to the day of grandeur was a Silent Auction that took place in an awe-inspiring conservatory that allowed guests to take part and bid on outdoor furnishings and accessories for their own home. The auction, which included donations from VERANDA sponsors such as Artesano Iron Works, Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights, Gloster Furniture and Holland & Company raised over $7,000 for The Garden Education Center. The last buzzworthy event of the day included an appearance by internationally known designer Carolyne Roehm, who was there signing copies of her latest book. For the third year in a row, the tour was yet again a great success.  It was a day filled with beauty and inspiration and garden-lovers walked away with their green thumbs up!

A beautiful garden and water view!

A peek inside the Silent Auction

Carolyne Roehm, signing her latest book A Passion for Blue & White

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