Hidden Gems Garden Walk
June 29, 2024
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tour Six Exceptional Gardens in the Libertyville Area
Meet the gardeners and be inspired to create your own home oasis.
Nature Themed Artists selling their work at each garden site.
Proceeds from the Walk fund community plantings, Libertyville Food Pantry, and Scholarships for Lake County students studying Horticulture/Environmental Sciences.
From the May Libertyville Living magazine:
The Town and Country Garden Club of Libertyville is hosting its annual Hidden Gems Garden Walk on Saturday, June 24th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We’ve seen a resurgence of interest in gardening, and the Walk lets visitors stroll through the lush landscaping of Libertyville's neighborhood gardeners,” says Ann Baker, co-chair of the event. An exciting new addition to this season is a gifted natural material artist at each walk site, showing and selling their work.
The Garden Walk features five exceptional gardens. This year's homes include an expansive property with wood-beam art, an ongoing buckthorn clearing project, and a waterfall; a cottage garden with innovative containers and bursts of summer blooms; a private family retreat cleverly created with ornamentals and trees, graced with a prolific Jackmanii clematis; an outdoor family room featuring a spa-pool and gathering area with a striking use of hardscape; a butterfly/pollinator garden blending unique natives with midwestern favorites.
While online sites can provide generic vision, Ann points out, “The Walk gardens are great local inspiration and demonstrate what flourishes in our specific area.” Be prepared to be motivated! Gather some friends and enjoy a special summer Saturday on this self-guided tour, driving within Libertyville to the five sites and exploring the gardens at your own pace. Owners will be available to enthusiastically answer questions and share their stories. Add a stroll down Mainstreet Libertyville to shop or dine.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day-of, online sales are open via Club website. In June, tickets are available at the Village Hall and from club members at the Thursday Libertyville Farmer’s Market. Beyond being a lovely community event, the proceeds fund community plantings, Blue Star Memorial wreath and restoration, and scholarships for area students enrolled in a Horticulture/Environment-related field. 2023’s special Club project is the installation of a memorial Butterfly Garden at the Civic Center.
For further Hidden Gem Garden Walk details, garden photos, and artists’ links see the club website: www.towncountrygardenclub.com.