Evansville in Bloom

April showers bring May flowers; and May flowers bring a weekend of leisurely fun in June. The Southwest Indiana Master Gardener Association (SWIMGA) will host the 2017 Tour de Fleur Garden Walk June 24 and 25.

Fourteen crafted gardens in Evansville, Newburgh, and Chandler, Indiana, will be available for viewing, along with the Master Gardener Display Garden along Lloyd Expressway near the State Hospital, which will be adorned in summer finery welcoming visitors.

Gardens will be open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days. Featured gardens range from an acre in the city, designed with stone paths, water features, and garden rooms, to wooded landscape complete with outdoor fireplace and resting area under a long-living Gingko tree.

Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Schnucks, Judy Schneider Kron Greenhouse, Wild Birds Unlimited, Colonial Classics, Robin’s Nest (Boonville, Indiana), and the Purdue Extension Office, or by calling 812-853-0251. Day-of tickets will cost $20. Children 12 and under enter free.
Proceeds will fund horticulture scholarships and SWIMGA’s educational programs in Southwestern Indiana.

For more information, call Karen Flittner at 812-853-0251, Sandy Mehling at 812-853-6672, or visit swimga.org.

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