The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will be assisting with three area garden tours next month.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, the St. Clair County Extension and Education Foundation with support of volunteer Master Gardeners for University of Illinois Extension, will sponsor 2014 Gardens in Bloom. Sponsors this year include Sandy’s Back Porch, Eckert’s Country Store and Garden Center, and Effinger’s Garden Center.
Participants can get new ideas for their gardens, take pictures and chat with the homeowners and master gardeners. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance and available at University of Illinois Extension offices, 1 Regency Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Collinsville or 901 Illinois Ave., Waterloo; Sandy’s Back Porch, 2004 West Blvd., Belleville; Eckert’s Country Store and Garden Center, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville; Effinger’s Garden Center, 720 S. 11th St., Belleville; Hometown Ace Hardware, 6938 W. Main St., Belleville; Ace Hardware of O’Fallon, 600 Southview, O’Fallon, Starr Florist & Greenhouses, 518 Scheel St., Belleville; and Terry’s Home and Garden Center, 6200 New Missouri Ave., Centreville. Tickets are $12 on the day of the tour.
There will be a plant sale and raffle at United Methodist Church, 504 East U.S. 50, O’Fallon. Garden Tour tickets are not required to go to the plant sale.
For information call University of Illinois Extension, (618) 939-3434 or (618) 344-4230.