The Secret Garden Tour, presented by the Nichols Garden Club, was held on Thursday, July 14. Enthusiasm for the tour was not dampened by the passing rain shower, and almost 150 visitors were delighted to a self-guided tour of five beautiful and interesting local gardens. In addition to the assortment of sweet and savory refreshments provided by the club members, each garden also featured a selection of botanical-themed artwork created by the Trumbull Public School students.

The homeowners who shared their gardens delighted visitors with the stories of how their gardens have evolved over the years, to feature mature and interesting plantings, waterfalls, Koi ponds, vegetable gardens, rock walls and impressive garden structures.

Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Jean Demchak Horsey scholarship fund, which is presented each year to a graduating Trumbull High School senior who will go on to study the horticultural sciences.

Founded in 1980, the Nichols Garden Club fosters an appreciation of gardening within the Nichols community and they are always seeking new members who share a love of gardening. Anyone interested in joining the club, contact Lee Korzun at 203-521-3739 or Nicholsgarden@gmail.com. You can also visit nicholsgc.org or go on Facebook (Nichols Garden Club).