2015 Garden Tour Shows Off Lakeside’s Best

Posted on June 25, 2015

The Lakeside in Bloom Beautification Awards honor those who promote the overall appearance of the grounds.

Guests and residents are invited to enjoy these landscapes as part of the 10th Annual Garden Tour, from Monday, June 29-Thursday, July 2, 2015.

From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, June 29, Beautification Award winners may be in their gardens to answer questions. On Tuesday, June 30-Thursday, July 2, attendees are invited to take the self-guided tour, but should view gardens from the sidewalk. Please note that Lakeside’s shuttle service will make its normal route and will not be available for the Garden Tour.

Attendees may pick up a map of the winning gardens from the gates, the Fountain Inn and Hotel Lakeside front desks or the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office.

The award classes consist of public gardens, maintained by amateur gardeners; business gardens, maintained by business owners; residential gardens, professional or hobbyist; and feature gardens, planted and cared for by a hobbyist. Horticulture professionals judge entries on plant material, color, texture and quality, design and construction, design and hardscape, and unification and overall appearance.

Individual winners and all garden tour participants will receive certificates. A Judge’s Choice Award will be given. All residents will be considered for this honor. Awards will be distributed prior to the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors performance on Monday, June 29 in Hoover Auditorium.

Once inside Lakeside Chautauqua, there is no additional fee to attend the self-guided Garden Tour. A special pass to enter Lakeside for the Garden Tour on Monday, June 29 only is available for $10. This pass includes an Auto Pass.

To attend the tour from Tuesday, June 30-Thursday, July 2, a Partial Day Chautauqua Pass is available for $6.75, valid for three hours.  This does not include an Auto Pass.