Attendees tour a garden during the Lord & Schryver Conservancy neighborhood garden tour on Sunday, June 6, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Garden enthusiasts took a self-guided tour of nine unique residential gardens in the Historic Court-Chemeketa District, east of downtown Salem. The self-guided tour offered the opportunity for visitors to check out new plants and spark new ideas for their own gardens.

The event is an annual fundraiser for the Lord & Schryver Conservancy, a nonprofit named after the first women to own a landscape architecture firm, that maintains the Deepwood gardens. 

-Jake Thomas

Potted plants sit on a porch during the Lord & Schryver Conservancy neighborhood garden tour on Sunday, June 6, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Sue and Ed Hallett, of Salem, admire a pergola with star jasmine growing on it during the Lord & Schryver Conservancy neighborhood garden tour on Sunday, June 6, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

A potted calla lily during the Lord & Schryver Conservancy neighborhood garden tour on Sunday, June 6, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Ann Baumann and Tom Meek try to identify a plant during the Lord & Schryver Conservancy neighborhood garden tour on Sunday, June 6, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

A cat watches the self-guided tours from a porch during the Lord & Schryver Conservancy neighborhood garden tour on Sunday, June 6, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Cathy Quinn, of Salem, and Beth Nevue, of Keizer tour a garden along Mill Creek during the Lord & Schryver Conservancy neighborhood garden tour on Sunday, June 6, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

A sign for the Lord & Schryver Conservancy neighborhood garden tour on Sunday, June 6, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

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