Next year, if you have the chance, you’ve gotta’ check out the KenTon Garden Tour (a first ring suburb of Buffalo). There are many great gardens on the tour — including this formally laid out relatively new garden. It’s hard to believe they fit this much structure, plant material and charm all in one small urban garden. The young couple living here were very proud of the garden AND the thought they put into it. I was very impressed.
|The fairly unassuming driveway leads to to the hidden back yard garden.
The lattice fence dividers force and purposely placed pots force you to weave through to the back.
|Looking back down the driveway to the road.|
| At the end of the driveway, this lattice “wall” stops you, forcing you to go to the right.
You can see the white garden shed beyond. More on that in a second…
|And this is what you see to the right. Nice, huh? From this angle, it doesn’t look too formal a layout.|
|As you stand directly behind the house, this is the view. Garden areas or
“rooms” are off to the left and right of this central path.
|This shows the area behind the fence that was at the end of the driveway.|
|Looking back toward the driveway. Cripes. I need a backyard schematic for this garden!|
|The garden shed is a room with desk and daybed and french doors!|
|Behind the shed is this grilling/dining area.|
|And off the dining/grilling area, behind the garden shed is this compact potting area. Genius.|
|The dining area by the grill — complete with topiary mural paintings.|
|Opposite the central path from the grill/dining area is a small sitting area with bench.|
|From any angle the garden looks lush and full and NOT formal.|
|Next year, I have to visit again to get more pictures looking back toward the house.|