If you’re apt to feel garden envy, this may not be the tour for you; but if you enjoy gathering ideas for beautifying your own slice of heaven then this is the place to be on a gorgeous Colorado morning!
The Loveland Garden Tour is an annual event which allows folks to visit a handful of impressive private-residence gardens that have been dotted with local artists’ work. You may not be able to bottle up the gorgeous gardens and take them home, but you are welcomed to purchase any of the artist pieces you fancy. In fact, I couldn’t help myself and bought a beautiful antique brass porch light in which the glass covers have been replaced by works of art, curated and assembled by Loveland artist Olivia Lowe. When the lantern is off, you see delicate, French seed packet designs and when the lantern is on you can see comical vintage American seed packets (Mr. Cabbage Head and other hand-drawn veggie characters) superimposed underneath. I am mad about it! I’ll have to post a photo once I have it in my hot little hands.
Silent auction of beautifully painted garden chairs.
A garden piece by Sharon Shuster Anhorn
Wonderful Loveland artists David Young and Kim Leszczynski, and my sweet hubby, Jason!
Another piece by Sharon Shuster Anhorn.
Garden markers by Loveland artist Dixie Straight
I so wish I could bring this badboy home. It’s so cheerful! I wish I’d have made note of the artist’s name.
I apologize, I didn’t catch this artist’s name. Beautiful piece though!