2019 Garden Tour Publicity Article

Garden enthusiasts are invited to view five stunning gardens during the Garden Club's 2019 Tour and Raffle. On Sunday, July 14, the Tour will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This fun event will give the public an opportunity to visit unique gardens in the Burlington and surrounding areas. Take a country drive to discover a uniquely sloped 2 1/2 acre property with shade, sun, and a native prairie. Visit the original Beck's Brewery with secluded gardens of shrubs, flowers, vegetables, and hops for brewing beer. Walk around a small city garden filled with beds of colorful lilies, coneflower, iris, rhubarb, and raspberries. In Burlington's historic district is a 1929 home with gardens that maintain the integrity of the designs of that period. See old rusty treasures from the past strategically placed in the informal gardens surrounding an 1864 farmhouse and buildings. Interacting within our gardens will be talented artists from The Gathering displaying their works.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in Burlington at Burlington Garden Center, Richter's Marketplace, Gooseberries Fresh Food Market, Breezy Hill Nursery on Highway 50, or Milaeger's in Sturtevant. Tour tickets can also be purchased at participating gardens. Event will be held rain or shine.

Raffle items this year will be displayed at each garden and include garden art, baskets, gift cards, and many more interesting and unique prizes. The drawing will be held at 3:30 PM on July 14 at each garden. Winner need not be present to win.

Proceeds from the Tour will allow the Garden Club to present grants to local service organizations and scholarships to students studying in horticulture-related fields at either the technical college or university level.

For further information, or to purchase tickets in advance, contact Ruth DeLay at 262-210-3176 or Barb Lehn at 262-767-8757.