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Backyards of Broadwater Garden Tour

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tickets are now on sale for Backyards of Broadwater! The date is Saturday, August 1st from 10:00-3:00. Tickets are $5.00 per person with kids 12 and under FREE. Tickets are on sale at the Extension Office, Goosebay Glass, Townsend Hardware, Townsend Farmer’s Market and Chadwick’s Nursery. When you purchase your tickets, you will receive a map, garden descriptions and details for the tour. Then you can simply enjoy the tour at your own pace!

This year’s tour features yards and gardens stretching from Townsend to the Crow Creek Valley with new locations and returning favorites. There are six gardens, highlighting the following people: Broadwater FFA, Dwight and Lynette Dyk, Bryan Flynn, Wally and Ann Rauser, Hugh van Swearingen and Nancy Marks, and Joe and Melanie Weyant. There is something for everyone on the tour. You will have the opportunity to see a variety of different gardening styles including raised beds, hoop houses and a greenhouse. The tour features both new and experienced gardeners using a variety of innovative techniques such as cover crops, pollinator plants and low maintenance designs. You’ll get to see xeriscaping, native Montana wildflowers, bird habitat and a butterfly garden. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the history and methods of making sauerkraut and how to use recycled materials in the garden. You will get to visit with gardeners who have a passion for working with soil and plants and their trials and tribulations along the way.

Extra precautions have been put into place this year due to the pandemic to protect our garden hosts and tourgoers. Each garden will have hand sanitizer and participants are asked to use it before entering the property. Please remember to social distance whenever possible. Masks are highly encouraged, especially for those in the high-risk population or in smaller gardens or yards where it is difficult to social distance.

Hope to see you on the Backyards of Broadwater!

Tickets $5.00 each (Children 12 & under FREE)
Tickets go on sale July 15 at the Broadwater County Extension Office, Goose Bay Glass, Townsend Hardware & Chadwicks Nursery.

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August 1
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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