Join us as we visit two unique gardens in Chestnut Hill, both designed by the owners whoa re passionate about their creations. Our first destination is a small city garden with unusual features and almost 800 different plant varieties. Small rock garden plants are tucked into little crevices in the front yard, in a gravel patio area, and in several troughs. Other garden areas in the back (1/8 of an acre) have several distinct growing areas: perennial beds created by adding tons of compost, a native woodland walk, and a barren limestone area devoted to plants that thrive in difficult growing conditions. You will see old garden favorites as well as uncommon plants that deserve more recognition. We will travel a short distance to a garden almost 46 years in the making. When the owners bought the house and property in 1970, they envisioned a wonderful garden created by removing overgrown and poorly sited trees and shrubs and designing a landscape they would be proud to own. Over the years, they transformed the site by redesigning, planting, and then defining and refining aspects of the garden. Travel directions will be sent a week before the event.