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Bull Valley Garden Club Hosts Once-in-a-Decade Garden Walk

See six beautiful gardens in rural Bull Valley, just north of Crystal Lake, on Saturday, July 14.

Bull Valley Garden Club Hosts Once-in-a-Decade Garden Walk

If you've ever wanted to peak into a Bull Valley garden, better get your ticket now.

The Bull Valley Garden Club is hosting its once-in-a-decade garden walk on Saturday, July 14. In fact, the club, having held its last walk in 2000, is a couple years late with the event.

"We have six gardens," said garden walk co-chairwoman, Debby Staley. "In addition to the gardens, we will have speakers, vendors and lunch for those who pre-registered. All of the gardens are botanically labeled." 

Staley added that the club has assigned mentors at each garden to answer any questions visitors may have. 

"The primary purpose is for education," Staley said. "We hope we've at least provided people with the opportunity to learn a little bit more about gardening."

Garden Walk guests are permitted to browse the gardens at their own leisure and pace. The featured gardens are located within about 2.5 miles of each other, Staley said. 

The walk begins at 10 a.m. at Kimball and Bean, 3606 S. Country Club Rd., Woodstock (located just beyond Ridgefield). Participants turn in their tickets at Kimball and Bean to receive a brochure with instructions and information about each featured garden.

Advance-sale tickets are available for $20 on Friday, July 13. Tickets can be purchased Friday at:

  • , 5301 E. Terra Cotta (Route 176), Crystal Lake.
  • Harms Farm, 4727 W. Crystal Lake Rd., McHenry.
  • Woodstock Farm and Lawn, 2020 S. Eastwood Dr. (Route 47), Woodstock.

Tickets on Saturday, can be purchased for $25 at Kimball and Bean, and Woodstock Farm and Lawn, Staley said.  

Proceeds benefit the club's various charity programs.



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