Today I’m dropping a quick footnote to remind locals about the pond tour sponsored this upcoming weekend by the SC Koi & Water Garden Society.
Lucky for me and readers of The Greenville News, I had a chance to visit Joyce and Ron Bryson, whose fabulous garden is one of the dozen featured on this year’s event. In addition to a 1,900 gallon water garden, the Bryson landscape offers much to explore. A rose garden flourishes in the sunniest part of the backyard, while a daylily border, a mixed planting of shrubs and perennials, and an extensive woodland garden complete the picture.
IF YOU WANT TO GO
The SC Koi & Water Garden Society will hold its 15th Annual Water Garden Tour on June 8 & 9, from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 1 to 6 pm on Sunday. Featured gardens are located in the greater Greenville area, including Greer, Fountain Inn, Lyman, Marietta, Simpsonville, and Travelers Rest. Tickets ($10) are available at South Pleasantburg Nursery and at all featured gardens. Descriptions of the water gardens and directions can be found on the website. Gardens can be visited more than once and a single ticket is good for both days. For more information call Margy McManus at (864) 898-2793, or Pete Kellos (864) 275-0848.