If you love gardening, or even just appreciate the outdoors, make plans to attend the Wellington Garden Club’s once-in-a-lifetime tour of the Deeridge Farms Gardens located in Wellington.
Set for Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the garden tour will encompass more than 60 acres of carefully crafted landscapes designed to capture your eye and inspire your inner gardener.
The Deeridge Farms Gardens are the creation of Jeremy and Margaret Jacobs and were inspired by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Some of the designs include a lily pond landscape, a butterfly garden, a Japanese garden, a bromeliad garden, the orchid house, wetlands, strategically placed pathways and much more.
Wild birds of all types flock to this locale and are viewable throughout the year. They include ospreys, ducks, geese, swans, hawks, whooping cranes and egrets. Bring your camera to this one-day event, as you are sure to photograph something special.
Additional activities will also be happening, such as several prize raffles, plant sales, gardening vendors, crafts for sale by club members, free refreshments and a question-and-answer opportunity with master gardeners. Tickets are only available in advance and not the day of the event. Easy online ordering of tickets can be done at www.wellingtongardenclub.org.
Net proceeds from the 2019 Garden Tour will help fund the club’s junior garden clubs, college scholarships, community beautification projects, Habitat for Humanity landscaping and other civic outreach activities.