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Tour of Mountainside Gardens

Carol Goggi

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • 9:32pm

Two of the six Mountainside Gardens on view during the June 7th Tour of Mountainside Gardens are specially themed and staged for a Garden Wedding and a Tuscan Garden.

The Appletree Lane garden is in the backyard of a beautiful brand new home.  It is newly landscaped by Harol Landscaping and the lush expansive lawn area will be staged and ready for a Garden Wedding.  Featuring seating in front of a wedding arch and tables designed by Christoffers Florist, Millburn Florist and The Mountainside Restoration Committee, this yard is spectacular.  Linda Condrillo will be on hand to show and sell her fantastic photo cards and prints – many of which are photos taken in our gardens.

On Rolling Rock Road, a garden which is owned by a florist becomes a tranquil Tuscan oasis.  With a variety of Tuscan-inspired clay pots and urns planted with unique specimens, this poolside garden is reminiscent of the Italian countryside.  Visitors to this lush and gracious garden will be calmed and inspired by its serene tranquility.

The six gardens on the Mountainside tour are located on Rolling Rock Road, Wood Valley Road, Stony Brook Lane, Appletree Lane, Meetinghouse Lane and Robin Hood Road. Each garden is uniquely themed and inspires guests with ideas for their own gardens. They can be visited in any order.  Visitors are also encouraged to enjoy lunch at Mountainside’s Publick House restaurant whose management is generously donating the proceeds of lunch ticket sales back to the Mountainside Restoration Committee. The tour runs from 10am to 4pm.

Advance tickets for Mountainside’s Garden Tour are $45 for Tour and Lunch or $30 for Tour only and can be purchased online at mountainsidehistory.org or at Christoffers Flower & Gift Shop located at 860 Mountain Avenue in Mountainside.  Limited tickets will also be sold on the day of the tour at each Garden Tour location for $35 for tour and $15 for lunch.

All proceeds from the tour and lunch will be used by the Mountainside Restoration Committee for restoration and maintenance of the historic Hetfield and Levi Cory houses.  The Mountainside Restoration Committee (aka, Mountainside Historical Committee) is a 501(c)(3) registered not-for-profit committee of volunteers governed by the Borough of Mountainside.  Their purpose is to restore and maintain the Deacon Andrew Hetfield House and Levi Cory House and collect and save historic information and items from destruction.  For further information, please call (908)789-9420; or, go to:  www.mountainsidehistory.org

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