The Garden Retreat

Thanks to our sponsor for this garden: Water Garden Center & Hardware

Owner: Maggie & Tom Hemmer

Plan to shop! Vendor at this garden: The Clay Studio @ Bison Brae

Address: 22 Crestview Drive

Parking Note: Parking is not allowed on the north side of Crestview. Park only on south side of street, same side as house.


  • Outdoor rooms
  • Putting green
  • Formal elegance for entertaining
  • Blue urns and containers
  • Water features – fountain and waterfalls
  • Raised beds for vegetables

Plants to look for:

  • Prairie Aspen
  • Slender Silhouette Sweet Gum
  • Bonfire Peach Tree
  • Potentilla
  • Hydrangeas
  • Honeysuckle
  • Turtle lips
  • Astilbe
  • Mock Orange
  • Birchleaf Spirea
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Crapemyrtle
  • Oleander

Favorite plants:

  • Hostas
  • Grasses
  • Maple tree
  • Hydrangeas
  • Palms
  • Crepe myrtle bushes
  • Aspens

Don’t miss…

  • Hydrangea trees
  • Putting green
  • Fountains

How we want others to describe our garden:

Traditional with some whimsy and lots of color… cobalt blue


Poor soil and lack of proper drainage

Gardening Tip:

Don’t be afraid to add needed color in your yard by adding vibrant colored pots in the same color.

Educational Handout: