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Bedford's beauty on display at Chamber Garden Tour

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

From flowers to a "bicycle," the garden of Ray and Leone Broadhead at Webb School in Bell Buckle pleases the eye.
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The Shelbyville Bedford County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Garden Tour on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour, which includes eight of the county's most treasured gardens and creative landscapes, will begin on the Webb School campus and end on Ashe Road in Riverbend Country Club. Featured on the tour:

Ray and Leone Broadhead

Webb Campus, Bell Buckle

Here you will find a cool shade garden as well as beautiful roses, camellias, viburnums, hostas and many perennials. The home includes many whimsical touches which reflect the couple's personalities.

David and Cindy Vannatta, Bell Buckle

Water plays an important part in the landscape of the Vannatta home - from the large in-ground swimming pool to a beautifully landscaped water garden. Roses and colorful pots accent all areas of their yard.

Beauty surrounds this lake at the home of Charles and Carol Ann Gavin at Belle Meadow Farms near Beech Grove.
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Charles and Carol Ann Gavin

Belle Meadow Farms, Beech Grove

The four-acre park include a stamped concrete path which meanders around a beautifully manicured lake. The newly-landscaped back yard of the 110-year-old Victorian farmhouse includes the addition of new beds, a glass greenhouse and espaliered pear trees.

This decorated mailbox is just the beginning at the residence of Shannon Keele in Wartrace.
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Shannon Keele, Wartrace

This garden has been planted with love and forethought, offering blooms throughout the year. The gardens are complimented by hanging pots and baskets, and water features provide a relaxing touch.

Paul and Pearl Cagle, Wartrace

Walk through the iron gate in the antique brick wall to the beautiful secret garden filled with trees, shrubs, flowers and a great deal of hardscape that Paul and Pearl have constructed.

David and Brenda Knight, Shelbyville

If you like uniquely beautiful garden art, this will be a treat. From the perennial beds near the house to the quiet seating areas under large shade trees, the garden's creativity will be appreciated by all.

Bob and Jo Newton, Riverbend Country Club

An inviting and immaculately groomed lawn is perfectly planned with accent beds of perennials and a few annuals. The concrete path that leads to the lower yard and creek are a treat to walk.

Warren and Dena Landers, Riverbend Country Club

This yard has a variety of shrubbery accented with annuals and perennials. The back yard features container gardens with Dena's favorite annuals. A walk down to the river will reveal a tranquil sitting area.

Tickets are $10 each and are available through the Shelbyville Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, 100 North Cannon Blvd. In the event of rain the event will be held Sunday, June 5 from noon to 5 p.m.