The Saline Stone and Thistle Garden Club is hosting a garden walk on Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. “In the Pink,” is the theme. Garden club members will guide participants through five private and one public garden in the Saline area.
This will be only the third time in their 27 years that the Saline garden club has hosted a garden walk. The last one was eight years ago and was attended by about 250 people. The club hopes to exceed that number this year.
Along with the garden walk, the Sunshine Arrangers Guild will be presenting a flower show at the Saline Public Library, open for viewing on Friday afternoon and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Proceeds from the garden walk will be used for a Blue Star memorial at the Saline Library to honor veterans. Excess funds will be donated for breast cancer research through St. Joseph Mercy Health System.
But this event is not just about fundraising. It will “show how beautiful your backyard can be,” said member Maryann Backlas. She and her friends hope to demonstrate their skills, share the joy of gardening, and interest others in joining their group.
Member Joyce Leslie recalled the experience of hosting members of the community through the elegant landscapes of the last garden walk. “It’s the most fun job you can have,” she said.
Locations of the private gardens will be made public on the day of the event. Pink heart-shaped balloons and signs will mark the way to these gardens.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 atPineapple House, Maureen's Designs, Cobblestone Rose, Saline Flowerland, Nature's Garden Center and Ann Arbor Downtown Home and Garden. Tickets may also be bought at the library or the other gardens on the day of the event. The price on the day of the walk will be $10, except at the library.
“It’s a lot of work and the whole garden club really has to be involved in something like this,” said Kit Gunn, organizer of the event, “but I think its going to be a funSaturday. It’s just so nice to share the gardens and the people in our garden club with the public.”
For more information, call 734-994-7455.
Music of America
The Sunshine Arrangers Guild flower show theme is “Music of America.” It will be open for community entries in the horticulture division from 8 – 10 a.m. on Friday, June 28.
Arrangements and cuttings will be judged at 10:30 a.m. Cut specimen entry classes include annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and foliage plants. Cuttings should be placed in a clear glass jar. For more information on the flower show call (734) 476-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.