Garden of the Month

By Jackie Reid Dettloff

We urge people again to explore the hillside sloping down to Commerce Street from Reservoir Park. The unfenced backyard of Claude Gagnon opens out to a stunning view of the East Side. It is a garden that has something for everyone, with a brick path that threads all the elements together. Close to the house is a patio area. Where the direct sun falls, you will find a vegetable patch. Where the sun does not reach, you find a lush woodland shade garden. The crowning touch is the Asian-inspired pergola which adds a Zen feel to the whole. This garden behind 2052 North Booth Street is an all-around gem.

Riverwest Currents online edition – July, 2007