Garden Walk returns June 20

It’s hard to believe it now, but when Art Mikolowski and Stanley Sawvel moved to Rochester Hills 12 years ago, “Most of it was just scrub stuff back here,” Sawvel says. Today, their suburban property is anything but that. A fish pond, a gazebo, potting shed, tool shed and composting area are all tucked neatly into the fenced and gated backyard while leaving plenty of room for perennials, shrubs, walkways and art. Not a square inch is wasted. “We have scale,” says Sawvel, an interior designer, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host annual Garden Walk

A preview party featuring wine tastings is among the gardens on the 14th annual Rochester Hills Museum Garden Walk and Preview Party Co-sponsored by the Rochester Branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden, this year’s walk shows off gardens from town to country in the Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township area on Thursday, June 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Guests can also tour the Children’s Garden on the Museum grounds as well as the Dairy Barn and Calf Barn and historic … [Read more...]

Garden walk shows off Rochester, town and country

  John and Pat Wireman never thought they could own their dream house. But thanks to a son-in-law who’s a builder, the former Southfield residents moved into a new house in northern Rochester Hills in 2002. The couple, both academics, had been searching for land on a trout stream when they found a 2.5-acre lot on Paint Creek. Their garden, which combines the wild creek landscape with a formal garden closer to the house, is one of seven gardens featured in the 13th annual Rochester Hills … [Read more...]