Garden Club of Bay County
District VI - Club #489 "Bittersweet Group"

Featured Essexville Homes
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1055 Rosemary Lane

1055 Rosemary Lane, Essexville
Hosted by the Williams Family

Perennial gardens, designed and maintained by the homeowner, surround the Williams home. Wisteria-laden arbors adorn a sunken garden in the front yard, while a koi pond provides a relaxing backdrop on a summer's evening, and a dry creek bed adds character and a sense of adventure. Home sponsored by Great Lakes Edge & Garden

518 N Farley Rd

518 N. Farley Rd.
Hosted by the Super Family

Originally the Nevins rural schoolhouse, this property has been repurposed through several owners into a private home. The current owner's artistic ability to repurpose materials is well applied here, including the arbor made from a downed willow tree, and the boardwalk made from repurposed wood. The homeowner's onsite gift shop features additional examples.

1154 N Farley Rd

1154 N. Farey Rd.
Hosted by the Derocher Family

This rustic, country-style garden has been 45 years in the making. The garden features annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs, selected to ensure blooming throughout the season. Hosta, daylilies and irises combine with antique and barn-themed artwork to accent the gardens and provide a relaxing evening retreat. Home sponsored by Olde Thyme Herb Society

865 W Borton Rd

865 W. Borton Rd.
Hosted by the Anderson-Fleming Family

This home, sitting on 18 acres, is known as Stoney Creek. Upon arrival you will notice an array of perennials, annuals, fruit trees, and manicured vegetable garden near the dry creek bridge, all maintained by the homeowners. A horse barn with new tack room joins the gazebo, playhouse, and par 3 golf hole, giving this space something for everyone! Home sponsored by Begick Nursery & Garden Center

1136 W Borton Rd

1136 W Borton Rd
Hosted by the Gonea Family

The Gonea gardens has something for everyone. A wide variety of perennials, including peonies, monkshood, and bergenia feature in the eight consecutive gardens, and five additional spaces nestled among the trees are home to shade loving plants, a rock garden accented by a beautiful red bud tree, and a waterfall and pond. Home sponsored by The Marketplace by Little House Creations

1468 Wallinda Dr

1468 Wallinda Dr
Hosted by the Weaver Family

The homeowners describe their gardens as “The Ultimate Stay-cation”. Privacy and relaxation are the theme here, with a beautiful landscaped pool area. Home sponsored by Northeastern Roasarian Society

1458 Wallinda Dr

1458 Wallinda Dr
Hosted by the Prokopenko Family

The Prokopenko gardens surround the backyard pool area. Manicured boxwood hedges provide the feeling of an English garden. Rosebushes and potted perennials provide accent and encourage peaceful relaxation. Home sponsored by Bay Landscaping