Most of us think of community gardening as growing vegetables in a community plot. We love that idea (and MSHS has a plot in a community garden near the office in Roseville.) But some creative gardeners we know are doing ornamental gardens in common.
We wrote about two neighbors in Rochester who garden a total of five lots back in July/August of last year. On the MSHS/Washington County Horticultural Society tour Saturday, tour-goers were treated to seeing another community garden — a magnificent, five-yard, beautifully designed space. One of the gardeners is the driver behind the space, which is very vertical, with many paths and walls and a beautiful stream. But all of the neighbors assist with the labor, and of course, all of them enjoy the space. The photos below give just a hint of what this neighborhood garden offers its delighted residents.