Backyards of Broadwater is a self-guided yard and garden tour organized by Broadwater County Master Gardeners and the Extension Office.  It highlights community members with unique and innovative landscapes and provides an opportunity to network with others and share the lessons learned along the way. 

The first Backyards of Broadwater Tour debuted in August 2014, organized by Dawn Reynolds with the Townsend Heritage Gardens.  After a brief hiatus, it returned in 2017 with fresh ideas, new gardens and old favorites. 

The next tour will be Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 10:00am-3:00pm.  Additional health and safety elements have been added this year due to the pandemic.  Please read the ticket packet for details.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are $5.00 and  go on sale on July 15 at Goose Bay Glass, Townsend Hardware and the Broadwater County Extension Office in Townsend or Chadwick's Nursery in Helena.

How do I participate as a garden location on the tour? 

Contact Becky Flynn at 406-980-0041 or Samantha Ferrat at 406-949-0869.  We are always on the lookout for new gardens to add to the event and try to rotate every year.  It doesn't matter the size, content or your experience level.  We can always learn from each other!

Where do I get more information?

In addition to contacting the Extension Office, you can reach event organizers and Master Gardeners.  You can also follow "Backyards of Broadwater" on Facebook to see some of the event highlights and details.