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West Asheville Garden Stroll Map

Thanks, Bill Rhodes, for this excellent photo of the West Asheville Garden Stroll Map brochure in use!

So often I complete a project and off it goes to the client – I never get to see the piece “in action” so to speak, so it is really great to be able to include a photo of a piece being used.

Besides, this is a darn cool photo.

So what is the West Asheville Garden Stroll? It is an annual event (2011 was the third year) where members of our community open their gardens to the public to stroll through. It is an all volunteer run event (yes, including my design work) to celebrate not only gardens, but the community connections and well-being that they promote.

This year there were 15 locations ranging from a school to business to shaded lots, tiny spaces and public parks. I didn’t make it to all of them, but fully enjoyed the ones I got to visit. For additional info, check out the West Asheville Garden Stroll’s facebook page.

Asheville Swiss Chalets Map

Asheville Swiss Chalets rental cottages are located close to downtown Asheville, but on a small road that doesn’t show up in many online mapping programs. Among the rental cottages on this loop road are some private residences as well as guest amenities. A clearly laid out map was an efficient way to communicate these elements and could easily be distributed to guests via e-mail prior to their arrival.

Color, along with clear numbering, was used to clarify which cottages are rentals. (The map shown was updated Spring of 2011 as additional cottages were added including two that are about 1/4 mile from the main grouping.)

For more information on the cottages, visit their website: