The garden walk to support Safe Haven Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Support Center returns for its 16th year this Saturday, July 8 in the Shawano Area. The garden walk serves as one of Safe Haven’s primary fundraisers throughout the year.
There will be a total of six gardens to tour that will each offer something unique to their owners.
“The gardens that I have seen are lovely,” said Safe Haven Executive Director Stacey Cicero. “There’s a variety this year. We have the smaller city lots, which are absolutely gorgeous and then out in the country there are much larger spaces with paths through the woods and all kinds of neat stuff.”
Garden tours won’t be the only activities held at each location.
“We have a variety of events that go on at each of the gardens as well,” Cicero added. “We have a brat stand at one of the gardens, we sell plant slips, we do a bake sale and raffle, so there’s different things going on at each of the gardens as well.”
Tickets for the garden walk are $10 in advance and $12 the day of.
Cicero says depending on weather, Safe Haven raises anywhere between $7,000 and $10,000 from the walk. While planning for this year’s walk was already was underway in January, those who may be interested in featuring their garden in future years can do so by contacting Safe Haven.
“We have an ongoing list, so if people are interested in being a part of future garden walks they can certainly let us know and we’ll put them on the list. We do try to keep gardens in close proximity to each other so people aren’t driving way out of their way. Sometimes it happens, but we do try to keep them in close proximity.”
The walk will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. Click here to read more about this year’s featured gardens.
North Central Wisconsin Master Gardener’s Association Holding Garden Walk This Weekend
The North Central Wisconsin Master Gardener’s Association’s annual Garden Walk will be held in the Rib Mountain area on Friday and Saturday.
There are five private gardens, along with one community garden. A special feature this year is the Rib Mountain State Park Native Wisconsin Wildflower Garden, which is planted by the North Central Wisconsin Master Gardeners and Rib Mountain State Park Staff.
On Friday, the gardens will be available for tour from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person for the private gardens. More information about the gardens can be found by visiting the Marathon County UW-Extension website.