Garden Tour Set in Stone, Taney Counties

thumb_b1f764d598b78d4GALENA, Mo. – The first day of summer seems like the perfect time for a garden tour. The garden tour will be presented by the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks in conjunction with University Extension of Missouri on June 21.

This year, tour participants can choose to drive themselves on a tour or purchase an upgrade for transportation in a 15 passenger van.

“If you choose the van option you can park your car at the starting point. They you ride to every location in comfort and without the hassle and worry of finding your way around or finding a place to park at the various stops,” said Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Van riders will be taken back to their car at the end of the tour.

The 2014 garden tour will include these stops in Stone and Taney counties:

•Registration and Check-in will be at the Kimberling City Senior Center. There is an MU Extension Sanctioned Garden maintained by Master Gardeners of the Ozarks at this location and horticultural-oriented vendors will have displays and information.

•Kimberling Area Library which includes a Children’s Garden designed by Master Gardener and Horticultural Therapist, Julie Jacob; a fully-working composting system and an art walk.

•Kimberling City Shopping Center showcases a storm control rain gardens.

•Persimmon Hill Berry Farm will provide lunch for tour participants and give a tour of the farm.

•Mrs. Redford’s private garden in the Lampe/Blue Eye area, which has been featured in local publications, will be featured on this tour also.

•Big Cedar Garden is one stop that could be a tour by its self.

•College of the Ozarks will feature the campus greenhouses and vegetable production on this tour.

Cost for the tour will be $22.00 or $37.00 per person depending upon whether transportation will be provided. All registrations include lunch.

Register by mail and pay by check or register online and pay with a credit card. Preregistration is required and can be done online at www.mgozarks.com or by calling 417-357-6812.

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