Garden Club holding its annual tour Saturday|
|Gardens ranging from whimsical and ornamental to quaint and secluded will be featured when the Antigo Garden Club hosts its 2014 Garden Tour and Art in the Field Saturday.|
The six gardens, all in or within easy driving distance of Antigo, will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available from any club member, or at Lakeside Market, The Blue Awning, or Natural Living and include a chance at over 40 door prizes. They will also be available at each garden. Watch for the signs.
Several of the gardens are new to the tour this year, while others are old favorites.
Leading the tour will be 81-year-old Helen Hintz’s gardens at N4512 Highway V.
Hintz’s little white house is engulfed in flower beds containing annuals, perennials, fences and other lawn art.
Hintz continues to work at Lakeside Market and still finds time and energy for her gardening passion.
“It proves there is no age limit when it comes to getting your hands in the dirt,” organizers said.
About four miles east of Antigo at W8030 Highway 64, Jim and Frannie Brown have a log home nestled in a secluded forest setting surrounded by lilies, hostas and an assortment of perennials. The Browns also have a vineyard, creating, organizers said, “a lovely shaded setting to sip a glass of wine with your dog at your feet.”
Located at N3950 County Rd. S, the Bob and Jo Lomprey home features 6,000 square foot ornamental garden started in 1999. It includes almost 300 varieties of hostas along with native stone.
North of Antigo, Mary Alice Keen has created a country garden at her home at N6958 Hwy. 45, Deerbrook. Her beds contain collections of heuchera, hostas, and daylilies. A small pond with a waterfall will delight the senses. There are annual flowers, berries and a vegetable garden and many surprises.
Right in Antigo, Jeff and Becky Schenk have turned an acre of land into a country style paradise at 637 Deresch St. The gardens are amazing containing a large assortment of perennials, herbs, vegetables, and wildflowers. One of the new creations is an Alice in Wonderland-themed garden.
Capping the tour will be Art in the Field at the Kevin and Trudy Bula complex located near Riverview Golf Course at W11915 Highway Rd.
The Bulas have restored a 100-year-old barn on their property amidst perennial and lily fields. Local artists will have their work on display, including baskets, quilts, jewelry, pottery, yard art, paintings and photographs, and some items will be available for purchase.
Lunch will be available in the summer kitchen and high school musicians will be providing music from under the covered porch.
The amazing array of door prizes is led by a mini-garden makeover by club members. There are also a wide array of gifts and gift certificates, plants, prints, baskets and more.
Helen Hintz poses in her garden off Highway V. It will be included in Saturday’s tour.
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