MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING GARDEN TOUR
Are you looking for ideas to refresh your yard or brighten your landscaping? Do you enjoying visiting with other gardeners and sharing ideas? The Annual Gardens in Bloom Garden Tour will feature seven beautiful, residential gardens along with the O’Fallon Community Garden at State and Smiley St., on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Garden Tour, sponsored by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, benefits the St. Clair County Extension & Education Foundation.
A plant sale and raffle will also be held in conjunction with the garden tour at the United Methodist Church, 504 East U.S. 50, O’Fallon. Raffle drawing will occur at 2:00 p.m. Need not be present to win.
The gardens may be toured at the leisure of the ticket holders. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 the day of tour; children 10 and under are free. Tickets are available beginning May 1, just in time for Mother’s Day.
Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Sandy’s Back Porch, Belleville; Effinger Garden Center, Belleville and Swansea; Creative Landscapes Garden Center, Fairview Heights; Ace Hardware, O’Fallon; Dintelmann Nursery & Garden Center, Belleville; Eckert’s, Belleville; Hometown Ace Hardware, West Main St., Belleville; Star Florist & Greenhouses, Belleville; Terry’s Home & Garden Center, Centreville; University of Illinois Extension offices, 901 Illinois Avenue, Waterloo and 1 Regency Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Collinsville.
For more information, contact the University of Illinois Extension office at (618) 939-3434.