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July 27, 2013:  Gearhart, Oregon

Gardens by the Sea is a benefit for Clatsop CASA program

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

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Prelude

As always, Gearhart has many gardens and cottages to see in between the tour gardens, beginning with this house right by where we parked:

house

house

As before, the Trail’s End Art Center was the ticket sales location.

Trail's End

ticket buyers

ticket buyers

Treats were offered along with bottles of water.

Treats were offered along with bottles of water.

garden by the arts center

garden by the arts center

garden

In talking with the ticket seller, I learned that although the poster and program say this was the sixth annual Gardens by the Sea Tour, the 2012 tour had been the first in many years.  I was so relieved to hear that I had not been missing a good garden tour every year since 2009!  I still wonder if the memorable tour we attended in 2008 was the third Gearhart tour…

a charming courtyard glimpse by where our car was parked

a charming courtyard glimpse by where our car was parked

We drove off in search of the first garden, ignoring the signage that led to nearby garden six.  Unlike last year, the gardens were not in walking distance of each other unless one wanted to walk three miles.  Our GPS took us off on a tangent, but the reward was that we saw several good gardens along our somewhat lost route to garden one.  Photos mostly taken from the car as we were in a great big hurry to begin touring, having (as usual) arrived over an hour after the start time for a tour that officially ended at three.

a simple cottage garden

a simple cottage garden

an appealing woodsy retreat

an appealing woodsy retreat

looks like Geranium 'Rozanne' and a deer fenced veg patch.

looks like Geranium ‘Rozanne’ and a deer fenced veg patch.

You will see that a great many geranium Rozannes have been planted in Gearhart!

white daisies, white pickets = classic cottage garden

white daisies, white pickets = classic cottage garden

love this rustic fence!

love this rustic fence!

And now…on to garden number one!

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