Look for raffle tickets, exhibitors at Shady Lane,
Community League garden art items at garden #7,
and special discounts from many of our sponsors.
Please look at the descriptions that our gardeners wrote about their gardens.
Addresses are listed, because you can buy a ticket at any garden (except the hospital) for $10.00.
You can visit the gardens in any order.
1._Shady Lane Greenhouses W172 N7388 Shady Lane
Be sure to stop by and see unique garden items for sale by area vendors and artisans in open booths in the outside shade area. Shady Lane also has a wide variety of perennials and annuals on sale the day of the show.
2.Community Memorial Hospital Healing and Vegetable Gardens W180 N8085 Town Hall Road
Located on the hospital’s campus, the Healing Garden is easily viewed and accessed from the main building as well as the parking lot. It is home to trees, plants, flowers, sitting areas, a fountain and other naturally inspiring scenery. It serves as a quiet oasis, a respite and a place of solitude for the patients, their families and the staff. The award-winning vegetable garden is located on the west side of the hospital. Look for the signs to view that.
*****To get to the hospital's Healing Garden, enter Driveway A from Town Hall Road. Drive and park at the end of the parking lot by the Ambulatory Center. The hospital volunteers will have a canopy set up by the entrance, so look for that. The vegetable garden is in the back of the hospital. Just follow the vegetable garden signs if you are interested in viewing that. You will pass the rhubarb/berry bush garden along the way.
3. Larry and Nancy Zuelke N75 W15901 Colony Road
Come visit this bird and butterfly sanctuary; food, cover and water abound. Begin your tour of this beautiful one-acre yard by noting the rain garden located in the front yard low area, then proceed through the side yard to the back yard where currant, raspberry and blackberry bushes, and apple trees lead you to a large vegetable garden. Notice the roses blooming along the back of the house. On the west of the house (the wild side,) ferns and wildflowers abound. Lilac and deutzia bushes give shade to trillium, bloodroot and Jack in the Pulpit.
4. Kathy Johnson W156 N7667 Theresa Maria Ct.
Don’t let appearances fool you when you pull up to this modest ranch home. Take a leap of faith and venture into the backyard. Follow the sidewalk on the left of the house and step through the wrought iron archway into an oasis. A large patio fronts a hidden pond surrounded by a wide variety of perennials providing constant bloom throughout three seasons. Look for fanciful yard art nestled throughout the flowers; and, if you are lucky, the mallard ducks, Fred and Ethel, will pop in for their daily splashdown. Have a seat under the pergola and in these tranquil surroundings, listen to the birds, the waterfall and the various fountains. We guarantee you won’t want to leave.
5._Jane Thelaner W133 N8078 Danell Drive
This four-season garden delights the eye with unexpected whimsical surprises nestled among the plantings. A continual sequence of bloom and yearlong interest is achieved by spring bulbs, a ‘wedding cake’ dogwood, peonies, and flowering crabs followed in summer by clematis, Oriental lilies, hostas, coneflowers, mock orange, roses and hydrangeas. Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees are frequent visitors. Fall brings vibrant color to the burning bushes, asters, sedums, phlox and grasses. Winter interest is captured by the evergreens, crabapples, and various garden statuaries. This work-in-progress garden is truly a place of therapy and healing for its owners.
6._Tom and Sue Schneider W133 N8068 Danell Drive
This gardener was faced with the challenge of moving to a condo with limited gardening space. The goal was to establish an area for butterflies, birds and bees as well as a tea garden, flower and herb garden and space for tomatoes. The garden provides seasonal color from spring through fall. Sue’s love of art is expressed in her garden and in the fairy garden she created for her grandchildren. Economy of space and having a neighbor to share her love of flowers and fairies with makes this all possible.
7. Charles and Rita Farrell N72 W13835 Melville Drive
Gardening is a mix of hard work, experimentation and surprises. Here you will see repurposed items made from a pine tree that was taken down from the front yard, a blacksmith forge, antique tractor parts used in the garden and hopefully a sprinkling of humor amidst the plants.
8. Sue Delong N69 W13556 Harding Drive
This cottage/country home is a display of perennial beds, borders and rock gardens with annuals sprinkled about. Come take a walk on a meandering path and enjoy the antiques that fill the gardens. As you walk around the park-like setting, you can find a seat and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Watch the hummingbirds dance in the garden and see the smile on everyone’s face when they see the tractor garden. A tree swing is enjoyed by all, and you will even find a treehouse hiding in a tree.
Thank you for your support. Part of the proceeds from this year's Garden Tour will benefit the many area charities and scholarships we support through our philanthropic giving. For a list of our charities, please look at the Charities/Projects tab.
The mission statement of Community League is to enhance the quality of life in our village, state, and nation through philanthropic gifts and community service, while promoting fellowship among our members.