Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Second Annual Highland Experience, Shreveport, a Garden Tour of seven houses on Sat, May 19, 11 am to 3 pm

Wilkinson St by Wilkinson St
Wilkinson St, a photo by Wilkinson St on Flickr.

The historic Highland neighborhood will open its doors to the public for a most unusual event on Sat, May 19, from 11am-3pm, says Liz Swaine.

Highland BLOOMS is not your Mother’s garden tour…it is going to be a surprising, intriguing, filling, artistic and musical event.

The gardens of seven Highland residents will be open to the public.

• Alan and Erin Berry at 702 Prospect will show their farm-style organic vegetable garden-in-the-city.
• Dr. Ted and Lisa Warren at 937/947 College have a space with a decidedly British flair—their English style garden with wisteria, pergola and water fountains will feature live music by jazz musician Anya.
• Jean and Steve Kemp at 1045 Dalzell will show how a shade-loving yard can become a blooming showplace.
• Jodie and John Gharbi at 833 Prospect have a backyard that will surprise.
• Howard and Sarah Scott at 2300 Creswell make every square inch count in their ‘postage stamp garden’.
• Ken and Zoe Meeks, 664 Stoner, live in the much-talked-about ‘old fire station’ in Highland.
• Liz Swaine and Steve Culp, 2102 Southern Avenue. Liz and Steve’s fun space has grown over the years to include raised beds, a grapevine-draped pergola, art installation, a container garden and a Victorian potting house. Visitors can stop and sit in this garden to enjoy live music by the band Tchai and have the opportunity to peruse the wares of area artists, all of which will be for sale.

Got advance tickets to The Highland Experience April 15 at for $10.

Tickets will be available the day of the event at C&C Electric and Lighting, 2430 Line Avenue, for $13 and at all the gardens on the tour. **RAIN DATE for Highland BLOOMS is Sunday, May 20.

All money raised goes back into the Highland community. See more at: and join us at Highland Restoration Association on facebook.

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