This is number four in our series of the Smith County Master Gardeners tour. This tour is of the Goforth garden.
The home was built in 1932 and the original owner lined the garden with bricks. The result makes for a simple yet beautiful, relaxing, and lovely garden area. The current owner restored this garden to its original timeless splendor. As the brochure put it, "the original hardscape was covered up with the ravages of time and tangled vines." A simple garden, but I'm certain getting it that way was hard work. Enjoy!
At one time almost all of Tyler's streets were made of brick. Most of these quaint brick streets were slowly asphalted over. But there is still a 'Brick Street District' - one of the largest areas of brick streets in Texas (29 blocks - about 14 miles). This hand-crafted brick-lined garden is a tribute to a time long ago, a nod to tradition and community heritage.
Here'a a little video about Tyler's brick streets:
brick street video (1 min. long)
I hope you enjoyed the tour! Stay tuned! The next garden may surprise you!
And if you are just now joining us, we have toured the Kindig garden HERE, the Holey garden HERE and the Diedrick garden HERE.