A free garden walk will be hosted by the Gardeners of Central Lake County on Saturday, June 23rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The walk will include five interesting and varied specialty gardens located in and around Mundelein.
One home offers a private “get-away-from-it-all” backyard oasis that features extensive hardscaping interplanted with colorful annuals and perennials around a gazebo and small pond for fish and frogs. Another boasts gardens of year-round interest including a sunny front hillside covered with sweeping masses of perennials and ornamental grasses and a backyard woodland with curving paths through plantings that lead to a naturalistic pond and waterfall.
A third garden is a newer landscape that boasts many garden beds and clever garden ornaments and sunny perennials that are beautifully arranged around an attractive pond. Also offered for public viewing is a "gardener’s garden" featuring a vast selection of perennials, shrubs and trees that are interplanted with a bounty of vegetables. And finally, an extensive landscape with stunning old oaks shelter an expansive shade garden that flows down a long hill to a sunny lily pond surrounded by a vast array of perennials, garden statues and whimsical creatures.
Maps and directions for the walk are available at Cook Memorial Library at 413 N. Milwaukee Ave. and the Fremont Library at 1170 N. Midlothian Road in Mundelein. No addresses will be given out over the phone.
For more information about the garden walk, visit the group’s website at www.gclcil.com
Founded in 1949, the Gardeners of Lake County is dedicated to encourage, promote and stimulate the interest and knowledge of amateur gardeners. The Club promotes civic pride through its work in community gardens and parks and offers informative and free programs to the public. The Club meets the second Monday of the month at 7:30 at the Evangelical Free Church at the SE corner of Garfield Avenue and Austin Avenue in Libertyville.
- This information was provided by the Gardeners of Central Lake County.