Note: The Garden of the Month program is suspended during Garden Tour Years.

A Garden of the Month is selected from April through September

If you are interested in opening your garden to the community, please email us at [email protected], message us on Facebook @carlislegardenclub, or contact Paula Francese at [email protected] or 603-380-5676 to arrange an interview and a visit.

August 2023 Garden of the Month
Saturday, August 20th from 1-3 pm
1020 S. Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 

Cathy Johnson and her husband Ron have lived in their home for fourteen years. Together, they have spent many hours creating a delightful space that expresses their creativity and green thumbs. As Cathy says, they love to play in the dirt!

Cathy’s passion is finding objet d’art that can be refashioned to add interest in all corners of their yard.  She has an eye for the unusual.  Their long perennial bed features not only flowers and shrubs, but recycled pieces which she brings back to life, including an old outhouse used to store tools.  The Johnsons enjoy the flower bed near their back porch.  They take particular pleasure in attracting hummingbirds to flowers that they have specially chosen to attract them.  In addition to hummingbirds, other species take advantage of many bird houses scattered in various locations throughout the yard.   A highlight of the yard is a corkscrew tree, which the birds love.

The garden will be open to the public free of charge on Sunday, August 20 from 1– 3 PM.   Stop by and enjoy this delightful garden.  Parking is available on William Drive.

July 2023 Garden of the Month
Saturday, July 22nd from 1-3 pm
766 Burnt House Road, Carlisle, PA                            

This is Rosemary Blaszuk’s Garden.

June 2023 Garden of the Month
Sunday, June 25th from 1-3 pm
1304 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, PA

With 30 years of gardening, Dave and Nina Bayer have established their garden haven.   Over the years, the couple have added here and removed there to assemble a unique and
different garden filled with a variety of flowers, shrubs, trees, and charming garden ornaments.

The centerpiece of the garden is a delightful hand-dug water garden complete with a waterfall, goldfish, and water lilies.  The soothing sound of gently flowing water is always in the air.  Nearby, the Bayers have strategically placed shady reading nooks where they can relax and catch up on their reading as the sun changes position in the sky.  Two large ginkgo trees provide abundant shade in the front yard, creating the perfect environment for hostas and other shade loving shrubs and flowers.

As you wander through the garden, your eye is drawn to many small alcoves, filled with colorful annuals and perennials,
carefully chosen to thrive in either sun or shade. There you will also enjoy unique garden ornaments, many of which add a bit of whimsy into these charming spaces. Tucked away in
several locations throughout the garden bird feeders and nesting boxes allow them to watch the different species of birds in the area.

The Bayers rarely vacation since they relax in their oasis, enjoying a morning cup of coffee, listening to the birds chirping, the occasional jumping of the fish in the pond, and a squirrel or chipmunk stopping by to chatter. “Life is good” is their motto.

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