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The 2019 Kilgore House & Garden Tour will feature five of Louisville’s premier gardens along with three beautiful homes.

Garden # 1 • 7302 Wolf Pen Branch Road – WILL CALL LOCATION

Please note that our printed brochure has the incorrect house number for Wolf Pen Branch Road. The correct number is 7302. Directions to the house have not changed. Thank you

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This 1957 log home sits on a five acre plot shaded by mature trees including Yellowwood, Tulip Poplar, Dogwood, Maple and Hemlock, providing a perfect background for Oakleaf Hydrangea and Hosta along with many Spring Wildflowers. There are meandering stone paths and a native garden on the hillside. There is a creek below and sometimes a flowing waterfall.

After many additions and changes, the home maintains the character of the main log house with the use of wood, large windows and multiple decks. A large stone fireplace in the living room opens to the kitchen and on to a large deck, giving the feeling of being in the treetops.

DIRECTIONS: From U.S. 42 turn South on Wolf Pen Branch Road: At the Stop sign, turn left. Go .28 miles and turn left into what appears to be a driveway.

PARKING: Follow signs to 3rd house on the left and to parking

GARDEN #2 • 10010 HYDRANGEA WAY

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What does a Physics Professor do in her spare time? Along with her husband Mark, Sadia Naeem has designed and built their home as well as much of the furniture and many of the architectural appointments. Wall niches and sculpture reflect the culture and taste of the owners. An antique chandelier spans three feet in the sitting room crowned by a tray ceiling painted the color of the night sky accented with gold stars.

Outside, visitors will find two formal English style gardens complimented by statuary. A stone wall built by the owner towers over the garden, lining up with a row of Arborvitae to provide privacy. The east side of the lawn has a pond and a wedding “room”. Cobblestones edge numerous paths and gardens including wildflowers, ferns and Hosta. There is a raised bed for herbs, blackberries, raspberries, grapes and a green house! Enjoy!

DIRECTIONS: From U.S. 22 turn south on Hurstbourne Lane; turn left on White Blossom Blvd.; take third right on Wynbrooke Circle; take first left onto Hydrangea

PARKING: On street parking

GARDEN # 3 • 633 UPLAND ROAD

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Steps leading from the street guarded by Macho Ferns provide a lovely approach to this 1935 Stratton Hammon designed home. Plantings in front include Oak Leaf Hydrangea, Pachysandra, Large Hosta, and Lilac. St. Francis greets guests near the bubbling fountain and antique mailbox.

Take the walkway bordered by Hosta to the driveway down the hill to view the fantastic, cascading water feature emerging from two sources to form a pool and waterfall. Plants include Sweet Bay Magnolia, Wisteria, Oak Leaf Hydrangea, Walkers Catnip, Horsetail Bamboo and Nandina. Owners Tammy Crandall and Rhonda Watson enjoy herbs from a wicker planter on the fence.

DIRECTIONS: Lexington Road to Upland

PARKING: On street parking

GARDEN # 4 • 577 UPLAND ROAD

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The brick entry walkway is bordered by Hosta and Pachysandra, along with a five- trunk Ash Tree. In the side-yard, Joe Autry has sculpted a lighthouse out of a former Ash tree.

This house is quite comfortable, creative in design and with many paintings and three-dimensional sculpture, and has the character of most of Stratton Hammon’s homes with nooks and architectural elements such as windows designed to take in the view. A beautiful cherry corner cupboard adds warmth to a former porch and is now the reading room, equipped with a small kitchen. The living room has a piano, art, a sculpture by Steven Powell as well as large picture window with view of the garden. The clock is from the Old Stone Inn and was made in 1780. In the entry the owner has had the round stairwell to downstairs painted in a stone motif. There are two niches with granite sculptures by Kimberly Hillerich. The kitchen is downstairs with a dining and private patio dining area.

The exterior is a perfect example of a mature garden with a great deal of planning. Boxwood line the front of the garden edge, along with Oak Leaf Hydrangea, Astilbe, Hosta, Crepe Myrtle, Azalea, Keria (yellow), Bleeding Heart and ferns. There are also Black Gum, Red Maple, Eastern Redbud, Flowering Dogwood, Sweetbay Magnolia. The multi-leveled deck and Pennsylvania Bluestone terrace were added more recently, and the railing was something that resembles those at University of Virginia. Some other notable art is one, “Medusa”, by Joe Autry, along with numerous sculptures in and around the gardens. Winfrey has designed many of the additions to the exterior. He is also the author of the acclaimed book, Kentucky Homes of Stratton Hammon, and he will have some of his books on display at the tour.

DIRECTIONS: Lexington Road or Grinstead Drive to Upland

PARKING: On street parking

GARDEN #5 • 26 EASTOVER COURT

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A spectacular 100 year old Ash tree, second largest in the country according to a former arborist who cared for the largest Ash located in Dayton, Ohio, greets visitors. The entry sidewalk is lined with Royal Standard Hosta which bloom in late July with purple flowers that attract lots of hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. A large white Azalea balances the walkway, directly across from the Ash. The Ash tree has been inoculated against the Ash Borer for approximately fifteen years.

Rounding the house toward the back, notice the fragrant Viburnum on either side of the porch steps and a dogwood at the corner. Along the side of the house there is a Hydrangea tree, a Tulip Magnolia, and a Japanese Maple surrounded by heirloom Lily of the Valley. Through the iron gate into the back yard, the walkway turns to pavers that surround a large Red Maple and leads to the terrace area with a river rock wall and fireplace. Around the yard are Oak leaf Hydrangea, Azalea, Viburnum, Crepe Myrtle, Astilbe, Holly, Roses and Hosta. A Burr Oak tree was a gift from Crescent Hill to replace a tree lost in the ’74 tornado.

DIRECTIONS: Frankfort Ave. to Eastover Court.

PARKING: On street parking
 
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