Gardens go on tour

The Lake Country Garden Club holds its annual tour of local gardens, Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When the Lake Country Garden Club set out to create a garden tour in 2010, they hit upon an idea that was not only a roaring success, but has become a not-to-be-missed event in Lake Country.

“This group of exuberant and organized gardeners has built on the successes of that first tour, and made new and fresh additions to the tour each year,” said Mona McKay, with the club.

For 2013, 10 Lake Country properties are showcased, from flower fabulous to water miser xeriscape, and edible extravaganza. The gardens include pocket-sized to grand, with something for everyone. Be inspired by water features, planters, table scapes, and garden décor.

Tickets are $15, available at Kel Lake Greenhouses, Woodsdale General Store, Winfield IDA Pharmacy, Farmer’s Fruit and Produce, Art Knapps, Green and Bear It, and other locations. A portion of the proceeds go to Lake Country charitable projects.

“Many of our sponsors will be offering specials the day of the tour to ticket holders,” said McKay.

The Lake Country Garden Tour takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don’t miss out on your chance to take a sneak peak inside the private garden oasis of some spectacular garden hideaways.

The Lake Country Garden Club meets the third Thursday of most months.

“We often bring in special speakers, go on excursions and exchange great information. It’s a great place to meet new friends and new members are always welcome.”

For more information, call 250-766-3269 or


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