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Variety of gardens open for annual garden walk July 16

Take a walk through seven beautiful gardens on the 2023 Southland Community Garden Walk on Sunday, July 16, starting at Goldberg Park, 3301 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor.

Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., rain or shine, guests will be able to roam through small and large gardens that have been designed by the homeowners or by professionals. The gardens offer a variety of plantings. Some feature annuals and pernnials, others feature primarily native plants and others focus on fruits and vegetables.

Garden consultants will be available as docents to help guests enjoy the “wow” factor in the diverse horticultural artistry showcased in these awe-inspiring gardens.

“What you will find as a common thread throughout your day’s journey is that the gardens, and the communities they are in, are deeply loved by their owners,” said Debra Borodkin who is helping to organize the walk. “These gardeners take enormous pride in the beauty that they have created and they are delighted to be sharing the ‘fruits’ of their labor with you.”

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Tickets for the garden walk are $20 in advance, and $25 the day of the event. Proceeds from the garden walk benefit two helping agencies, Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness and Respond Now.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Art 4 Soul, 18135 Harwood Ave., Homewood; Ebel’s Ace Hardware in Cherry Creek Plaza, 18410 Governors Highway, Homewood; or Gypsy Fix, 1056 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor. Tickets purchased the day of the walk are $25 and will also be available at Goldberg Park.  

Raffle tickets will be available at $5 each, or 5 for $20 on the day of the garden walk. Prizes include art works, a collection of tools for the gardener and a $100 gift card to Target.

Further information is at  www.southlandgardenwalk.com.

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