Master Gardener Hutchinson Garden Tour June 13, 2015

garden tour 2015Master Gardeners seventh annual Hutchinson Garden Tour on Saturday, June 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Spend a relaxing day strolling through some of Hutchinson’s most beautiful and inspiring gardens and landscapes.

Delight in the floral beauty and lush plantings of five spectacular gardens, as well as the newly expanded Master Gardener Demonstration Garden on the Hutchinson Community College Campus.  Borrow inspiration from these energetic and tireless gardeners, who love to share their joy of gardening, like to experiment with new plants, and enjoy creating beautiful, and relaxing outdoor living spaces.

Hillside Retreat, Wagerle Garden at 3415 Inverness
Enjoy a gentle hillside retreat shaded with mature trees and a variety of shrubs, ferns, hostas, groundcovers, and vibrant flowers  – all woven together with meandering paths through the garden and wooded areas, natural stonework and garden art including statuary.

Fruits and Veggies, Hemmerling Garden at 2604 Apple Lane
You’ll visit the extensive vineyard and vegetable garden of a landscaper, who sells his produce at the farmer’s market, and enjoys propagating plants.

Cottage Charm, Chambers Garden at 211 Carey Place
The charming cottage garden in Hyde Park is a plant collector’s paradise with an extensive variety of shrubs, perennials, self-seeding annuals and native plants with a few vegetable plants tucked in.

Roses are Red, Sayler Garden at 300 West 11th
If you love roses, you’ll be enchanted with the midtown yard and gardens surrounded with fragrant roses in endless colors, a panorama of flowering shrubs, perennials and colorful annuals, garden statuary, gorgeous window boxes, and several serene seating areas accented with artistic containers cascading with vibrant and unusual plant combinations.

Coming Up Roses, Lairmore Garden at 4600 Spyglass
You’ll find more roses, and an expansive landscape of flowering shrubs, vines and lilies in the colorful garden oasis on Spyglass, accented with a new gazebo, walking paths and several relaxing living spaces surrounded with fragrance and a carnival of color…..also known as “the best deer buffet in Hutchinson!”

Don’t miss the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden on the HCC Campus featuring a wide variety of Prairie Star annuals, perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses, plus the newly planted shade garden.

This year’s educational talks at the gardens will include rose gardening, dealing with garden invaders, growing and cooking with herbs, gardening with succulents, using the correct garden tools, and a history of iris through the ages.  Your ticket will include a map of the garden locations and the schedule of the short educational talks at each garden.  Informational materials are available on each subject all day.  Reno County Extension Master Gardeners will be your tour guides at each of the six gardens, and available to answer gardening questions.

Advance tickets may be purchased prior to the day of the tour for $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.

Tickets may be purchased on line with a credit card at www.reno.ksu.edu; click on Horticulture and Outdoors, then Master Gardeners for ticket ordering form.  Or you can 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.  Youth 16 and younger are free.

Garden Tour proceeds support Master Gardener community education programs, 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 4H.

See www.hutchgardentour.com for preview photos.

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