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CRISIS SHELTER Benefit tour offers five gardens



Published: Sat, June 4, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Tickets can be purchased in advance or the day of the tour.

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County will host its fourth annual Gardens About Town benefit July 16-17.

There will be five gardens to tour. The Laurie and Ken Daughtery garden, 16 E. Hazelcroft Ave., features four giant pin oaks, cottage gardens that mix fruit, berries, vegetables, herbs and flowers, a greenhouse and a collection of wildflowers.

The Beverly Houston King garden, 423 E. Sheridan Ave., features climbing plants, a pond and perennial flower beds. King has worked for 12 years on the garden.

The Judy and Joe Emig garden, 3420 Mercer Road, has stone walkways and perennial and annual flower beds in an array of colors.

The Sherri and Lee Winter garden, 1855 Valley Road, tries to recreate what Sherri admired in nursery rhyme books. The garden has been worked on for 10 years. There is a water garden that features a fountain and waterfall.

The Joan and John Altman garden, 300 N. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa. tries to fit the landscape of their 1870s home. The garden is made up of hostas and other shade plants.

The gardens are open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 from noon to 4 p.m. July 17.

To attend

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at Print Center, Crisis Shelter, Weingartner Florist, Butz Flowers, Feola's Greenhouse, The Hoyt Institute, Backyard Creations and New Wilmington Collection.

Tickets can be purchased on the tour dates at the Altman and Daughtery gardens.

Visitors have a chance to win a door prize. All proceeds will go to the Crisis Shelter.




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