Philip and Sharma Robertson’s home was selected to be one of the homes to be featured on this year’s Longmont Symphony Orchestra garden tour.
Philip and Sharma Robertson’s home was selected to be one of the homes to be featured on this year’s Longmont Symphony Orchestra garden tour. (

Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer)

If you go

What: Longmont Symphony Orchestra Festival of Flowers garden tour

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Tickets: Tickets are $12 in advance and can be purchased at:

The Flower Bin, 1805 Nelson Road

Adorn Gift Shop, 668 Fourth Avenue

Adornables, 661 Fourth Avenue

Front Range Mercantile, 1201 S. Sunset St.

Homes: Tickets can be purchased day of at the five homes on the garden tour:

Bailey home, 3333 Camden Drive

Morrison and Grimes home, 412 Vivian St.

Schranz home, 347 Pratt St.

Robertson home, 9988 Plateau Road

Lees home, 1653 Harlequin Drive

More info: Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions at one of the homes and cookies will be available at another home; Ticket comes with informational booklet about the gardens

For the 40th Annual Longmont Symphony Guild Festival of Flowers, the selection committee wanted something big.

After resisting for several years because it’s not the typical garden, Philip Robertson relented and put his pride and joy on the list for the garden tour that benefits the symphony.

Philip Robertson’s wife, Sharma Robertson is a member of the LSO Guild. The Robertsons purchased 5.5 acres in unincorporated Boulder County in 2006.

Philip said that at the time, it was a field of weeds.

“The weeds were about this high,” Philip Robertson said, holding his hands to his chest. “The place was ugly, quite…