Saturday, May 31, 2003

Historic gardens on display

Eight heirloom gardens in Hamilton, some laid out a century ago, will open their gates next Saturday and June 8 in the historic Rossville district, about one mile north of Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park.

Historic walls, terraces, arbors and paths are lined with established roses, sweet shrub and hollyhocks that have bloomed for generations. The riverside area is the home of one of the oldest ginkgo trees in Ohio. Homes in the district, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, date from the 1830s to 1930s.

Gardens will be open on South B, South C and South D streets, Crescent Road and Ross Avenue.

Tickets, $8 in advance, are at Bargain Bungalow, Renck's Landscaping and Garden Center, Fruition Salon or Cappuccino Dept. The day of the tour, tickets, $10, will be at 130 S. B St. and 117 S. B St.

Information: 868-6638 or 863-5441.

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