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 gardens, and provides an opportunity to network with others and share the lessons learned along the way.  Proceeds from the event support community horticulture projects.  Past beneficiaries includes the Townsend Tree Board, Townsend Garden Club & Study and gardening programs at Townsend Schools.

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, July 27, 2024 from 9:00am-2:00pm.  

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are $5.00 and  go on sale on July 1. Tickets are on sale at the Extension Office, Townsend Hardware, Goose Bay Glass, Chadwick's Nursery and Birds and Beasely's.

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

Contact Becky Flynn at 406-980-0041 or the Extension Office at 406-266-9242.  We are always on the lookout for new gardens to add to the event and try to rotate every year to a different part of the county.  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 out to event organizers and Master Gardeners.  You can also follow "Backyards of Broadwater" on Facebook to see some of the event highlights and details.


To become a benficiary of the Backyards of Broadwater, please turn in a completed Funding Request Form.