Garden No. 4: Don and Kathy Anderson, 1027 Carriage Hill Court, Clinton. This garden is unique in that some of it spills over into the neighbors’ yard. Kathy also maintains about 20 containers for more needy and unusual plants. Be sure to see this one, it started out with one marigold and a maple tree 30 years ago.
Garden No. 5: The Canticle, Sisters of St Francis, 841 13th Ave North, Clinton. This garden is situated on 40 acres of prairie in the middle of the city. The grounds are planted with tree varieties that provide a food source for many native birds. It has a small pond and gazebo surrounded by perennials. This is a beautiful garden to take a stroll and spend time in quiet thought and reflection.
Garden No. 6: Jerry & Regina Dahl, 2228 Roosevelt St., Clinton. This garden is a work in progress after the loss of a large tree in the front yard. The loss of shade has added challenges that the couple have met with a beautiful berm of sun-loving plants. They have also installed a pondless waterfall — come see how they did it!
All six gardens are labors of love for gardening. Feel free to ask questions, there will be someone on hand at each site. The cost is only $5 for adults (children are free) to view all six gardens and are available at each site. All proceeds from the walk go into the Master Gardener Scholarship Fund to be used for college students who wish to enter the study of Horticulture.
You can start the walk at any garden. Don’t forget your cameras. Enjoy the gardens!
Brenda Council is a Master Gardener, volunteers at the Arboretum and is co-chairwoman of the Garden Walk.