the Gardens

The entire acre of gardens is devoted to flowers and special features.  

Many visitors consider the all pink garden dedicated to breast cancer survivors to be their favorite spot.  The sign, designed by Matt Patek, displays a quote from the song entitled "Fighter" by Liz Fulmer.  "You won't ever see her giving up 'cause she is a fighter" was written to honor Diana Denenberg Durand, the sister of Dennis.  Diana courageously battled breast cancer for 18 years, and this garden honors her valiant struggle as well as the courage of everyone who fights breast cancer.

Also popular is the bamboo grove, where an Asian garden welcomes you to reflect.  The garden's motto can be seen on a sign there:  "Life is a journey toward an end, but in the end, it is the journey that matters."

Of course, the gardens of OZ showcase the owner's love of The Wizard of OZ.  There's the yellow brick road leading to Emerald City and Toto's dressing room - you can peer in through the roof to see what the movie's star has in his personal canine collection!

There are many other features: two ponds, the Mardi Gras tree, "Mama" Jade and her family,  the shade sails over the hosta bed, the succulent tree (new in 2019), and huge beds devoted to particular types of flowers (e.g., the moonflower bed).

From spring to fall, there is always something in bloom!



full acre

The gardens are a full acre without a single blade of grass on the property.




During the summer of 2018, over 700 visitors toured the Gardens of OZ.




Over 6,000 daffodils bloom in the spring.