The Reno County Extension Master Gardener’s eighth annual Hutchinson Garden Tour is Saturday, June 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Bountiful Country Harvest, Mott Garden at 604 East 71st
- Elegance in the Shade, Gordon Garden at 102 Road Runner
- Plant Collector’s Dream, Barnes Garden at 706 West 20th
- Designed for Outdoor Living, McKay Garden at 1829 North Monroe
- Gardener’s Paradise in the Sandhills, Hanzlicek Garden at 4200 Brigadune
- Pathways to Discovery, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden on HCC Campus
Highlights of this year’s tour include a dry creek bed with an arching bridge, a gnome garden, a new butterfly garden, bubbling fountains, and a recently built pergola and sunny deck with color-splashed container gardens. For those who like the unusual, you’ll be fascinated by the endless collection of succulents, tropical fruit trees, orchids, plumaria and exotic horticulture oddities.
All of the educational talks will be presented at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden on the HCC campus, with parking available in the 14th street parking lot.
10:00 Attracting Beneficial Insects
by Scott Vogt
Executive Director of Dyck Arboretum, Hesston
10:30 Pruning Trees & Shrubs
by Bob Hunter
11:00 Shade Gardening
by Matthew MCKernan
Sedgwick County Ornamental Horticulture Agent
Your ticket will include a map of the garden locations and the schedule of the educational talks at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden. Reno County Extension Master Gardeners will be your tour guides at each of the six gardens, and available to answer gardening questions. See www.hutchgardentour.com for preview photos of the Garden Tour.
Advance tickets are $8.00 at the Reno County Extension Office at 2 W. 10th, South Hutchinson; Dillon Nature Center, 3002 E. 30th; Stutzman’s Greenhouse in Pleasantview and on Apple Lane, Bornholdt’s Plantland at 1508 West 4th, Benton’s Greenhouse at 209 South Valley Pride Road, and at all Dillons stores in Hutchinson. Or buy online at www.reno.ksu.edu or call Reno Country Extension (620-662-2371) to order tickets. Tickets will also be available at each of the gardens the day of the tour for $10.00. Children 12 and younger are free.
Garden Tour proceeds support Master Gardener community education programs and the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at Hutchinson Community College and the garden at Reno County Extension. Funds also support youth programs, including the Youth Lawnmower Safety Clinic, Junior Master Gardeners, and 4-H.
Gardens on the tour include: