The Hammerman’s of In My Back Yard, Misty Hollow, are organizing another Gaze & Graze event this year. Again, this year we will be enjoying the lush gardens and greenhouses of Michael Bowell’s Create A Scene in Malvern! Parking is on Bodine Rd. just before Michael’s Create A Scene.
Five Acres of magical gardens designed to delight the senses. Live music = Bluegrass to classical. Live & silent auctions + raffles. Fun games. Great sale on garden items. Tours of the gardens. Dining in the gardens or greenhouses. $35 adult, Children <12 free, >12 $20, $55/family (Cash Bar).
*auction & bidding = great opportunities to obtain a vacation location in a number of interesting and enjoyable places, and offerings from a vast array of donors including local restaurants, artisans, salons, etc.
*fun & festive = garden information walks, face painting, musical performers, fortune telling, etc.
*Items for sale from local artisans: mead, wine, cheeses, breads, flower bulbs, seeds, demonstrations & instructions on handcrafting, planting, etc.
A walk through the gardens and greenhouses of Michael Bowell’s Create A Scene is a delight to all the senses. The variety of smells from the flowers, greens, water, and earth bring about whiffs of Eden. Along the trail, the explorer’s eye finds nooks, sculpted and croaking frogs, cupolas, ponds, trees to the sky and dainty ground cover flowers. A moment’s rest brings the rustle of leaves, bird’s chirps, whistles and caws, rippling waters with a frog’s splash and a garden’s quiet. Many of the growing things taste good as well – one could easily create an edible AND beautiful garden from Michael’s outdoor collection: five acres of scenes. Michael’s house and neighboring house garden are an encapsulation of his entertaining generosity beautifully lit by his partner, Simple. Simple’s garden lighting enables easy conversation or quiet contemplation along with a mixture of intimacy and friendship. Michael’s gardens growing and glowing with Simple’s lighting say “This world is yours – come get it!”