Members and friends of the Antioch Garden Club were able to share in a wonderful event on Saturday, July 22. Four of our members shared their gardens with the rest of us on our own "invitation only" garden walk. The gardens were so beautiful, each in their own special way. We saw everything from more formal to casual; each displaying their owner's individual touch and creativity. Arriving at the last garden at approximately lunch time, we shared in a light pot luck luncheon. It was a gorgeous day which we appreciated so much, tucked into a time period of major flooding. It was truly awesome!
On Saturday 16th afternoon approximately 15 members of AGC and 2 guests toured four of our member’s gardens. We met at “United Methodist Church” of Antioch and carpooled together.
Our first garden had both sunny and shady areas with a dense woodland surrounding ponds and a darling getaway cabin that more than one member said “I want that!” This garden is located on a hilltop providing sloping areas that provide lots of visual interest. We saw one of the largest and oldest linden trees in the area. Magnificent shade tree.
Second garden was a very detailed planned garden. It has a wonderful color scheme of orange and yellow. Off the back of this home was a deck that was built and furnished to not only provide a great view of the back acreage but the perfect area to entertain outdoors. Going down the winding driveway gave us a real feel of country and seclusion.
Our third garden had quite a variety of coneflowers and had even created a "penny ball" and had an example of how to use a pallet to hang plants. This garden was in a subdivision but backs up to an open conservation area, lots of birds were sighted. This member was gracious enough to have refreshments served on her delightful patio area.
Back to town for our final garden, an excellent example of an urban garden. There was a beautiful shady garden in the back yard, with a swamp maple that was over 50 years old! Several of our members recognized plants from this “charter” members yard that they have purchased at our annual plant sale.
As a club we appreciate the members that opened their gardens to us and the members that provided refreshments. It was a glorious day. We look forward to repeating this event in 2017!
We are temporarily suspending the public Garden Walk program. Instead, we will have members only group-outing event in July.
The Garden Walk 2014 was held on Saturday, June 21st . It featured 6 beautiful home gardens nestled in Antioch residential area and near the Illinoiss border. Thanks for the homeowners, and the sponsors who participated this event. And the Garden Walk committee members who did wonderful job to organized this event. We did it again with a big success. The Garden Walk has become one of our most anticipated seasonal event. Hundreds visitors join us each year, as we show off our city’s beautiful home gardens. The slideshow below are some of the highlights of this year's Garden Walk.