Saturday, April 17, 2021

2011 SPIN Into Spring Garden Tour a “Huge Success”

On Sunday, April 17th a crowd of over 700 enthusiastic Southlake residents participated in the SPIN into Spring Garden Tour presented jointly by the City of Southlake’s Program for the Involvement of Neighborhoods, Keep Southlake Beautiful, and the Perennial Garden Society of Southlake.

The garden tour was a “huge success”, according to Wendi Carlucci of Keep Southlake Beautiful, both in terms of crowd turnout and in helping to increase Southlake residents’ environmental and community awareness. Said Carlucci, “One of the best parts of this year’s garden tour is that Southlake residents were able to see the other areas of Southlake, places that they don’t get to see every day.”

Tour participants were given a rare opportunity to tour six private gardens located in Southlake, each showcasing a unique landscape and gardening style, ranging from a wildlife habitat garden attracting over 150 species of birds, butterflies, and insects to an open, organic perennial garden centered around a large Koi pond.

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The crowd also learned how to create a backyard bird habitat from Dr. Ray Chancellor, chairman of the Southlake Ornithological Society, and about responsible gardening practices such as composting, water wells, and wildlife rehabilitation.

Keep Southlake Beautiful is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating Southlake residents about  preserving the environment and improving Southlake’s appearance. To learn more about how you can get involved with Keep Southlake Beautiful, including their recycling and adopt-a-street programs, please click here.