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Pop-Up Event: Ed and Debbie Shinn's Japanese Maple Garden
Ed and Debbie Shinn
3214 Allaire Road
Wall, NJ 07719
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Pop-Up Events

Ed and Debbie Shinn's 
Two-Acre Japanese Maple Garden Tour

On May 18 our Pop Up tour will visit Ed and Debbie Shinn’s incredible two-acre Japanese Maple garden, quite close to the Jersey Shore in zone 7b. Ed and Debbie have been gardening in this spot for more than 30 years. Ed is former Vice President of the North American Branch of the Maple Society and former VP of the American Conifer Society, North East Region. Ed and Debbie have the largest private collection of Japanese maples on the Eastern Seaboard, many extremely rare, including 1000 trees and 700 plus cultivars. Their garden also features 500 conifers and 60 gingkoes. Most of the plants are labeled. Extensive bluestone paths, laid down by Ed, make touring easy. The site also includes a bog garden, a rock garden, troughs, and greenhouses. This place is truly a feast, and Ed and Debbie will be there to guide us.

To see aerial views of the garden, check Ed’s Facebook page or https://www.gardenista.com/submission/2017/garden-ed-debbie-shinn/.

Lunch (and ice cream!) can be enjoyed at lots of area restaurants, and there are several extensive nurseries in the vicinity.  They are very close to the towns of Spring Lake, Sea Girt and Manasquan all on the coast and very nice to visit. They are also about 15 minutes from Rare Find Nursery and about 5 minutes from Barlow's Flower Farm in Wall. Visitors can park in the driveway or on Glenmere Court that is only one house east of their garden.  So come to the Jersey shore for a day!

To view pictures of their garden, click here.

The cost of the tour is $8 members; $13 non-members.  Click here to register.  Deadline to register is May 10, 2019. There is no refund for no shows. 

For more info, contact Nora Sirbaugh [email protected]

Contact: Nora Sirbaugh [email protected]