Be the first to see the azaleas that thousands of visitors to Tyler, Texas, will enjoy this spring.
Their adventure in tourism began, Guy says, when they would sometimes see people standing on the sidewalk, looking toward their backyard. At first, they personally invited folks in, but as the crowds grew, they just put out a little welcome sign. “It is gratifying to see people enjoying the garden,” Guy says. “Tyler has been good to us, and this is our way of giving back.”
Joan has a spiritual take on it: “I think this is God’s garden, and he lets me tend it. That’s why we share it.” No wonder so many visitors tell them that their garden “must be what Heaven is like.”