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Virtual Tour the Streetside Gardens of Lakeside Drive

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The first video tour that we Old Greenbelt Gardening Boosters made with Greenbelt Access TV featured just one garden – that of Melissa Mackey. This time we’ve changed things up with a look at 10 gardens, all very visible to walkers and riders down Greenbelt’s Lakeside Drive. It’s my own favorite walking spot for daily exercise, despite the lack of sidewalk. There are so few cars and the road surface is so nice and smooth (no tripping hazards), and it’s close to me.

Take a walk and notice what these 10 and many more homeowners have created for their own enjoyment and ours. Then go back again because these gardens keep changing. It’s great to see gardening going on in the neighborhood!


Behind the Video

For this video, the filming and editing were done by GATe Station Manager Phoebe McFarb, and our input was in choosing the 10 gardens on the “tour” and providing a bit of narrative for each one – pointing out design and plant ideas for viewers.

Phoebe told me she loved filming plants but this was her first time filming a whole garden, and she was excited about the project. Best of all, this is the street she grew up on, her parents still live there, and one of the gardens on the tour was the home of her best friend during childhoods. So it was a great fit between subject and filmmaker!

Much thanks to Phoebe and GATe – pleasure working with you!

NOTE: By contributing these pandemic stories, photos, et cetera, Greenbelters are making an unconditional donation of the material to the nonprofit Greenbelt Online.org and the Greenbelt Museum/City of Greenbelt, which reserve the right to keep, lend, or otherwise dispose of the donated material, and may use the material on our website, for social media or other postings, in promotional materials or in future exhibits.

Follow Susan Harris:
“Susan started blogging about Greenbelt soon after moving here in 2012, and that first blog has grown into this nonprofit community website. Retired from garden writing and teaching, she continues to blog at GardenRant.com and direct the nonprofit Good Gardening Videos.org.”

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