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Garden Club of Cumberland hosting annual garden tour

May 12th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

The Garden Club of Cumberland will be hosting their annual garden tour on Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Rain or Shine.  All featured gardens are in the city of Cumberland. Proceeds from the tour support projects such as George Washington Headquarters, Helen Miller Garden in Constitution Park, Veteran’s Park, Nature Conservancy, Assateague Coastal Trust, a FSU Scholarship and a donation to Allegany College. Tickets for the event are available from club members, Book Centre on Centre Street, Downtown Dollar in the Dingle, WCBC auction or at gardens the day of the tour.  The price is $6.00. City Living Tour, Discover Cumberland’s Big, Little Surprises has many lovely areas which contain planter gardens, terraced landscaping and plenty of curb appeal. Here is a “sneak preview”.

University of Maryland Allegany County Extension Office, 1 Commerce Drive Cumberland. The Demonstration Garden has a double fence to keep out deer and small animals.  This garden like many is a work in progress.  Master gardeners will be available to answer general questions.  Handouts will be available.  PLANTS WILL BE FOR SALE AT THIS GARDEN.

Merchants Alley S. Mechanic Street -across from Times News. Merchants Alley is a small neighborhood of friendship and beauty!  Over the past 20 years the alley has drastically changed.  Container planters in the alley are planted, decorated and maintained by those living in the area.  Chris Meyers and Carol Davis 11 S. Liberty Street.  What was once a small parking space in Merchants Alley has been transformed into a 1.27 G scale operating railroad.  Steam and diesel engines operate the system. Chris is involved in several committees and was instrumental in getting art work on the sides of buildings in the alley, lighting in the area and acquiring new planters for several alleys in the city.  

Buttercup Boutique 415 N. Centre Street. Nick and Marcy Dearchangeles, owners of Buttercup Boutique, located at 415 N. Centre Street have transformed several homes on this street into beautiful attractive properties.  Visitors will have the pleasure of viewing gardens at 415, 419, 432, 435 and 437. Splendid landscaping, shrubbery and perennials, and container gardens, add an abundance of beauty.     CRAFT AND BOUTIQUE ITEMS WILL BE FOR SALE AT 419 N. CENTRE STREET NEXT TO THE PARKING AREA.   

Anthony and Ruth Payne 446 N. Centre Street. Visitors entering these gardens will be greeted by lovely shrubbery, perennials, and rose bushes.  The home owners who have lived at this address for only 3 ½ years have transformed the property into        a “must see show place”!    RAFFLES WIL BE FOR SALE AT THIS LOCATION.

Joe Mullenax 450 N. Centre Street. This property is located next to the Payne home and gardens.   Upon entering the driveway, beautiful shrubbery and perennials create a lovely entry, mirroring the Payne side gardens.

Rickey and Toni Haymaker 617 N. Centre Street/ The Haymakers moved from New Mexico to Cumberland just 6 years ago and purchased their home at 617 N. Centre Street which was built in 1860.  Large 100 year old maple trees provide an abundance of shade for the large back yard which contains shrubbery, perennials, and annuals.   REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE EXTENDED BACK YARD NEAR THE SMALL COTTAGE.

Deb Odgers   714 Shriver Avenue. Upon entering through the back yard gate visitors will see multi-tiered decks and garden areas.  An assorted variety of perennials, shrubbery and container gardens fill every “nook and cranny” of this beautiful spacious garden.