WATERFORD – For the past eight years, garden enthusiasts have visited landscape designer David Neufeld’s gardens in South Waterford every summer. People will have the opportunity to walk around his private gardens again from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26.

In addition to the hundreds of varieties of ornamental trees, shrubs and plants, the two-acre garden has water gardens and stonework that demonstrate the beauty and diversity of garden landscaping.

Neufeld will offer guided walks and short talks on subjects of interest to gardeners. As a professional landscape designer and stone worker, Neufeld has designed and built dozens of gardens ranging in size from a hundred square feet to 30 acres.

He will give the following talks on both days on the same schedule: 11 a.m., “Shaping Your Garden: Taking what Nature Gives You and Making it Personal”; 1 p.m., “Gardening in Tough Places: Dry, Wet, Shaded, Sun-Baked and More”; 2:30 p.m., “Water and Stone: The Perfect Complimentary Materials”; and 4 p.m., “Garden Theatrics: Drama, Whimsy, Mystery and Stage Directions for the Gardener.”

A walk will reveal an herb garden, a secret garden, a contemplative garden, a wisteria arbor, a shady hosta garden beneath a colonnade of beech trees, perennial borders, a terrace garden, vegetable gardens, orchard, pond and rockwork to compliment the old farmstead’s dooryard.

There is the new north brick terrace, started during a demonstration last year. All events are free.

A map and directions can be found on the Web at www.northstargarden.com. at the tab “A place to visit.” Neufeld can also be reached at 583-4754.


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