2011 Garden Tour – Susan Varlamoff

One of the gardens on the May 21, 2011 Garden Tour

Susan Varlamoff’s garden is a combination of classic beauty maintained with environmental practices.

Susan Varlamoff’s Koi pond and waterfall

The front yard features a koi pond and waterfall with biological filter. It also has an herb garden and other plants that attract beneficial insects to keep pests under control. Much of this yard is shaded by a diversity of hardwood trees so there are many shade plants including natives. Nestled among the plants and trees are statues. Most dramatic is the pure white marble statue of a man embarcing a woman in the wooded and dark backyard.
Susan is finishing a book on planet friendly gardening so she uses this approach in her garden. She will be providing a fact sheet outlining the Top 12 Planet Friendly Practices which guests can read while sipping lemonade and eating homemade pound cake with farm fresh strawberries.

Mixed border

2011 Garden Tour


The Garden Tour will be held May 21, 2011

The Gwinnett Master Gardeners are pleased to announce our 2011 Garden Tour to be held on Saturday, May 21st, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased at any of the tour gardens on the day of the tour.  Proceeds from the garden tour benefit the community projects of the Gwinnett Master Gardeners.  Master Gardeners will be available at each site to answer your questions and handle ticket sales.

Garden Design Ideas

General Information:

  • Tickets are $10.00 per person.  Tickets may be purchased at any of the tour gardens on the day of the tour.  (Please see garden list below.)
  • Tickets will be on sale at the May 7th Gwinnett Master Gardeners Plant Sale held at the Gwinnett Braves Stadium, 2500 Buford Dr., Lawrenceville, GA.
  • Tickets will be on sale at the May 16th Gwinnett Master Gardeners meeting.
  • No strollers in the gardens.  Parents must hold their children’s hands.
  • No pets are allowed in the gardens.
  • The garden tour will be held rain or shine.
  • Gardens are not wheelchair accessible.

The Gardens
Garden of Sue Shaw, Duluth

Garden of Susan Varlamoff, Lilburn

Garden of Jane Trentin, Lilburn

Garden of Julie Foster, Norcross

Garden of Linda Edwards, Norcross

Garden of Payge Cox, Norcross