Woodstock Garden Walk

Saturday June 21st 2014 11:00am-4:00pm

The Woodstock Professional and Business Women will present their 22nd annual Garden Walk on Saturday June 21st from 11:00am-4:00pm. Spend the day. Shop and dine in Woodstock, named a 'Distinctive Destination' by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Visit the award winning Woodstock Farmer's Market from 8:00am to 1:00pm

The walk will be held rain or shine.  The event will feature six unique and inspirational gardens. Two of the gardens are in town and four are in the countryside, each within a ten minute drive from the historic Woodstock square.

Participants are invited to stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace and get inspired, exchange gardening information or ask questions of the homeowner.The WPBW raffle will have valuable prizes donated by Woodstock businesses.

Advance tickets are $13.00 at the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, Seasons by Peg, Harris, Home State, and Golden Eagle banks in Woodstock.  Tickets will be $15.00 on the day of the walk. Tickets and maps will be available in the Gazebo on the historic Woodstock Square from 11:00-4:00 on Saturday June 21st.

Proceeds benefit the Frances Kuhn Scholarships. The Woodstock Professional and Business Women are committed to community service. The group recognizes an annual Woman of the Year, supports the Christmas Clearing House and other worthwhile causes.

Emily's Secret Garden  This whimsical landscape demonstrates the gardeners love of unusual perennials, rare hosta and surprise bits of trinkets throughout the back yard. The deck and  patio with fire pit are favorite spots for entertaining. With it's colorful containers, waterfalls and statuary  there are surprises at every turn. 

Blooms of Joy  
A delightful Cottage Style garden with it’s arches and trellises entices visitors to “smell the roses”. Through trial and error the gardeners  have created their little slice of paradise with varied perennials and grasses.  Water fountains and birdbath's welcome the birds.

The Collector’s Garden   A passion for rare and unusual plants turned this gardener into a plant collector. Evolving over 25 years, this garden has a large collection of rare and unusual conifers, perennials, grasses and hosta in it’s beds and borders. A shady rock garden, and handcrafted birdhouses and garden art can all be viewed from the inviting deck and gazebo. The lush container plantings are the icing on the cake for this garden that was featured in Chicagoland Gardening Magazine.
  
The Naturalistic Garden  
A Large willow with it's sweeping branches sits on the island of the fully stocked pond that is home to many species of fish, frogs and turtles. The shores of the pond are filled with a large variety of wetland plants. A slopped hillside with steps and outcroppings are surrounded by perennials and shrubs. There are numerous beds of with an array of  plants surrounding the house.

The Oasis 
An ongoing display in shades of blue, pink and magenta with pops of yellow invite visitors to stroll through this welcoming garden. An assortment of uncommon conifers,
adds to the spectacle. A vintage chicken coop moved from an old farm stores the gardening tools. Handcrafted furniture, an Opera House birdhouse and a favorite painting
near the attractive pool area adds to the diversity of this appealing garden.

The Low Maintenance Garden
A work in progress for ten years, the gardener's goal was to have a low maintenance garden. Situated in full sun, there are numerous specimen trees, ornamental grasses, perennials and an assortment of  hosta.  There will be various divisions from the garden available for sale with proceeds supporting the WPBW Frances Kuhn Scholarship fund.