Through the Garden Gate Tour – House #2

Many, many years ago the land to which this house stands on belonged to the Ojibwa.  It was a heavily wooded area with its own river that soon became part of the estate of former mayor George Monro’s daughter Frances Jane Neville.  In 1908 the present house was built on the property.

The current owner has nurtured the landscape with impressive ivies and clematis draping over the fences, summer flowering daylilies in shades of orange, red and yellow and symbolic statues representing the four directions- north, south, east and west.  They have embraced the lack of sun exposure with lot’s of shade loving plants such as astilbes, hostas, coral bells and Japanese anemone and a natural flagstone patio and walkway help create a balanced and cohesive space. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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