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Grandchildren help ready garden for ArtFull Garden Tour

The Leesons see their garden as a sign of hope and faith and renewal and relaxation. The garden is filled with hardy perennials and colorful annuals, bordered by meandering rock pathways. Water features and charming special places like the troll under the bridge, the fish in the dry creek, the welcoming Pooh Bear, are some of the important parts of this garden.

For quiet meditation, there is a garden glider in the shaded anniversary corner.

The Leesons' beautiful garden is part of the 2008 ArtFull Garden Tour to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29. Saturday's hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday's hours are 1-4 p.m.

The self-guided tour begins at the historic Octagon House, 1004 Third St., Hudson, and is sponsored by the Hudson Women's Club, consisting of nine gardens in the Hudson area.

In addition to the labyrinth garden, the tour features a courtyard garden, a terraced garden, a garden with a rose arbor and large fountain, a garden with woods, an orchard and many themed gardens, a garden with water-use friendly plants that are also heat, drought and deer resistant, a nursery with a garden pond and koi, a garden showcasing unique varieties of perennials and a true Victorian garden.

Tickets are $12. For more information, call Dolores Taavola 386-7787.