2014 Garden Walk
successful 2014 Garden Walk was held on June 7th. The Garden Walk
raised over $3,000 for Club Projects such as: horticultural
scholarships; garden therapy for residents at Concordia and Brookfield;
and plantings at the Veterans Wall of Honor, the Bella Vista Memorial
Garden Cemetery, and the Visitor Center/Blue Star Memorial Garden.
The Tour Included 8 Stops
- Village Garden & Landscape Center. The proprietor, Brien Grosenickle is a member of the BVGC. There were special values for tour guests throughout the day.
- 1 Melanie Drive featured a delightful metal tree filled with bird houses
attached to a wall on the north side of the house. Guests stepped
through the arbor into the backyard and found a restful garden with a
variety of plants.
- Metfield Pavilion - Eat and Meet.
This stop featured grilled hot dogs, chips and a drink for $4 from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Garden Club members who are also Master Gardeners were available
to answer questions and there was a show of cement planters and info on
how to make them.
- 12 Morganshire Dr. was a lovely stop where the homeowners did a great job of making utility boxes disappear into the landscape.
- 1 Ancroft Ln. had charming pathways that lead guests from casual to formal gardens. There were lots of places for the grandchildren to hide.
- 18 Reighton Circle featured an impressive raised bed vegetable gardens. The flower
gardens went on and on flowing from one beautiful area into another.
- 83 Dogwood Dr. delighted visitors with
a stone "perch" in the back yard where you could watch the golfers play and a
stream flow by. Berms covered with shrubs and flowers gave the front
yard privacy. Visitors enjoyed the crystal ornaments. Some were for
- 46 London Dr. featured a New England style house with it's white picket fence. The many shrubs resulted in it rightly being called the "Boxwood House". Guests wandered through the
backyard's charming vignettes viewing many statues.
Thanks for Visiting!
The next Garden Walk will be in 2016.