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 the Townsend Heritage Gardens.  After a brief hiatus, it's back with fresh ideas, new gardens and old favorites. 

The next tour will be Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10:00-3:00. It is highlight gardens on the east of Canyon Ferry Reservoir and in Townsend.  Tickets are on sale now for $5.00 per person.  They are available in Townsend at the Extension Office, Goose Bay Glass and Broadwater Ford, in Helena at Chadwick's Nursey and Birds & Beasleys and in Three Forks at the Hardware Store and Museum. 

A new feature this year is a scavenger hunt for youth and adults.  Pick up the scavenger hunt at the first location and have a chance to win a basket full of prizes.  Hope to see you in the backyards of Broadwater County!

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

Contact Dawn Reynolds at 406-266-1045.  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 also reach event organizers and Master Gardeners, Dawn Reynolds at 406-266-1045.  You can also follow "Backyards of Broadwater" on Facebook to see some of the event highlights and details.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors Broadwater Ford, Full Belli Deli, Lane Construction,

Rocky Mountain Supply and Townsend Dental!