SWEETWATER COUNTY — It’s not too early to start thinking about whether or not you would like your garden or pond in this year’s Green River Pond and Garden Tour.
The pond and garden tour is once again returning after a hiatus in 2021 due to the damage gardens and ponds received from the unexpected snow storm back in September of 2020. Pond and Garden Tour organizer Lyneen Murphy said this year’s free tour is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and she is looking for gardens and ponds to put on the tour list.
While the pond and garden tour started in Green River, it has since invited Rock Springs and Jamestown residents to show off their ponds and gardens too, Murphy said. Even by keeping the pond and garden tour to these three communities, it’s still hard to visit them all on the day of the tour.
“Anyone can participate in the tour. The only requirement is to have an accessible yard with garden…,” Murphy said. “You don’t have to have a pond to be part of the tour.”
Murphy said residents can not only showcase their water features and ponds, but vegetable and perennials gardens, low-water gardening systems, and even their backyard chickens.
“You don’t have to have a pond or a water feature. This is what makes the tour so interesting and exclusive,” Murphy said. “You will be strolling through some pretty amazing gardens.”
The pond and garden tour is an opportunity to give visitors exclusive access to your garden ideas, yard art, planting ideas or help with visitor’s garden issues, she said.
The tour is an event that is anticipated by many, which is why she’s working to bring it back this year, she said. Both garden homeowners and garden visitors have the opportunity to meet local residents, answer garden questions, or just enjoy the many different gardens and ponds.
Murphy is encouraging those who have questions or concerns about being on the tour to feel free to reach out to her.
“My garden has been on the tour for many years now. I have never had any visitor destroy, damage, or steal during the tour. Visitors have always been courteous and respectful,” Murphy said.
Showing your garden in this year’s tour is easy. All home owners need to do is contact Murphy at 307-871-2003 or email@example.com. Murphy will ask for your name, address, and a description of your garden.