Front Gate

55th Annual HAUS UND GARTEN TOUR presented by Frontgate: 

Living. History.: German Village
Sunday, June 29 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Every last Sunday of June, German Village opens its doors and garden gates for the German Village Society’s annual Haus und Garten Tour. The 55th edition is set for Sunday, June 29, 2014.  Visitors flood the Village for the day-long celebration of renowned designs, enchanting gardens and award-winning restorations.  Guests meander through the open sites at their own pace, while stopping to shop and dine at our businesses throughout the village.

The theme this year: “Living History: German Village.” This year’s Tour co-chairs, Dan Kline and Marie Logothetis, have rounded up 12 properties – one a Frontgate Feature Garden – and there promises to be dozens of inspirational moments.

The day is an effort to provide our 5,000+ tour guests a glimpse of quality historic preservation and innovative design in the home and gardens on tour. We think of the event as a “tour of inspiration.”

We proudly introduce this year’s Tour lineup:

1

Home

Kristyn + Chris Hartman

 Frankfort St.

2

Home

Dennis Giglio + Michael Thompson

City Park Ave.

3

Home

Robin + Roger Smith

 City Park Ave.

4

Home

Joe Kurzer

S. Third St.

5

Home

Jeffrey Wolfe

S. Third St.

6

Garden

Dan Glasener + Julie Collins

 Macon Alley

7

Home

Helen Wallace +  Edward Godycki

Mohawk St.

8

Garden

Kim + Tom Snowberger

E. Sycamore St.

9

Home

Sarah + Bryan Martin

Jaeger St.

10

Home

Vijaya Iyer + Jeff Smith

E. Beck St.

11

Home

Leslie + Patrick McBane

S. Fifth St.

12

Home

Cheryl Roberto + David Magee

S. Third St.

Tickets Please: COMING SOON | Online May 2, In person at our Visitors Center and Giant Eagle Locations on May 29
Skip the line on Tour day. When tickets go on sale later this spring, look for the “Autobahn” pass. Think FASTPASS at Disney World. This very limited-release, $50 pass means you go to the front of the line all day long.

Add to your Autobahn pass another new idea this year to avoid the golf cart lines. For $350, you and up to five friends can be chauffeured around the event in your own private golf cart!

All proceeds from the Haus und Garten Tour support the historic preservation and education programs of the German Village Society.

Thank you to:

EVENT CHAIRS | Dan Kline and Marie Logothetis

GARDEN CHAIR | Alberta Stevens

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR | Tanya Rutner, Raising Green Productions

Sarah Kasey and Alena Marand | Party on the Platz Co-Chairs

German Village Society Board of Trustees Liaison | Darci Congrove

More than 300 volunteers – Want to help in 2014? Email Bonnie Mitchell.

MEDIA CONTACT | Sarah Irvin Clark, Irvin Public Relations, sarah@irvinpr.com

 

More About Our Biggest Fundraiser of the Year

Name the top five places you tell clients, friends and family about when they ask about Columbus’ charms. You list the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Ohio Stadium, Franklin Park Conservatory, Short North and of course, German Village. Only one is a dynamic neighborhood where the whole Central Ohio region can live, work, shop, and play. Only one combines old-world architecture with nationally rated shops and restaurants in a pedestrian-friendly streetscape just begging you to explore.

Investing in German Village means you are investing in your own future of enjoying all the charms our neighborhood has preserved for 150 years.

Because we have a critical needs list to fund, and fulfilling those needs will help us keep German Village vibrant and appealing to all who are invested in Central Ohio.

Our critical needs list was created over a one-year period. It started with strategic planning and continued with brainstormed and vetted ideas through community engagement, so we know that the investments we make with your dollars are fully supported by our residents. Of paramount importance, we seek to maintain and grow our reputation as a preservation leader and a unique, destination neighborhood for all of Central Ohio. Finally, we prioritized the list and set budgets for each critical needs item.

 

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