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HENDERSON — The Henderson Harbor Performing Arts Association will host its 2013 House and Garden Tour on July 21.

There will be two tours, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., both including a luncheon served by RJ’s Catering, with music by Ryan Grant and an art display of the works of high school and college students.

Participants should meet on the green at the arts association’s property, 12469 County Route 123 (Harbor Road).

The tour includes eight gardens and four houses.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling Marianne Agaciewski at 938-5535.

The stops on the tour and their features, as described in a promotional brochure:

nAveril Warner home: The rustic wooden house with Asian touches has a view of Henderson Harbor’s sailboat mooring area. This master gardener’s landscape offers mostly potted plants, with some vegetable beds.

nNancy and Jerry Tackley home: Master gardener Nancy Tackley specializes in container gardening. Flowers, herbs and vegetables are grown in pots and whimsical containers.

nValerie and David Cornell home: This “weed and tuck” garden showcases a well established hosta bed under the shade of walnut and maple trees. A wooden arbor attached to the house is covered with vines. An adjacent property shows off many varieties of perennials.

nAmy Bartholomew home: This stately 1811 stone house with a circa 1825 addition sits on Stony Creek in the village of Henderson. The Georgian Federal-style limestone home was originally called the Weeks House and comprised a gristmill, a cheese factory and a lumberyard. The home is surrounded by whimsical gardens filled with perennials and annuals. Brightlypainted lawn chairs complement the flowers.

nSara and John Treadwell home: Hendershore Farms, established in 1919, was a 500-acre Guernsey dairy farm. The house on Henderson Bay was rebuilt in 1996 and the yard features gardens created by master gardener Sara Treadwell. A third-floor cupola adds a finishing touch to this new home with an “old” feel.

nRosemary and Roland Felio home: This house is on Sawyers Bay and has 77 feet of waterfront. Family and friends worked for five years to build a stone wall on top of the breakwall, a patio and rock gardens. Rocks are numerous.See many varieties of perennials,annuals and boxed gardens among the stonework. If the water depth is not too high, a large fossil of a water lily can be viewed.

nNancy and David Denney home: In 2003 a post-and-beam cedar home was constructed on the property, owned by the Denneys since 1950. All the rock walls are free-standing and were built by the owners beginning in 1970. The gardens contain mixtures of perennials and annuals, with several unusual selections.

nMelissa and Tom Drake’s cottage gardens: This property on Sawyers Bay began as a family picnic spot and is now the Drakes’ year-round dwelling. The rock walls were erected by family. The majority of the flowers were gifts. Enjoy the apiary, orchard and vegetable gardens as well as many perennials and annuals.

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