EAU CLAIRE GARDENS IN BLOOM
features a self-guided tour of these 9 unique south side gardens
Mikel Reise – 3638 Parkside Circle W. and Ellen Wynkoop – 3634 Parkside Circle W.
These two neighbors attract birds and butterflies to their city gardens with a neat and orderly design, showcasing a collection of native plants. Seminars on the amazing life cycle of Monarch Butterflies will be presented throughout the day.
Mary Ryan – 306 Corydon Road
Cindy Halfen – 309 Corydon Road
Donna Gilbertson – 308 Heather Road
Native Prairie Garden
Nestled under the shade of tall white pines, the three Corydon Park homes sit next to trails of a restored native prairie with acidic and
sandy soil – where invasive species and hungry deer present many challenges. You’ll see a variety of deer resistant annuals and perennials as well as a “no mow” lawn, a hardy heather garden, rock plantings and an extensive succulent bed. An extra educational opportunity highlights the inner workings of a roof top solar system.
Nancy Spak – S10044 County Road F
Strolling down a long driveway in rural Eau Claire you’ll come upon large woodland fantasy gardens full of surprises. Look for fairies, dragons, unicorns, butterflies, sea creatures, elves, wolves, waterfalls, mannequins, stained glass art, fountains, and flowers. Best of all “Lunch by the Pond” will available by Bijou Bistro. Purchase hearth oven baked pizza, salad and a beverage to enjoy while sitting under the pergola by the pond.
Gary & Mary Mathis – S10510 County Road W, Eleva
Have you wondered what an old fashioned homestead might
This country setting offers a vegetable garden that fills
Gary and Mary’s cupboards for winter feasting. Learn how they do it with
their hard work to call themselves modern “wannabe homesteaders”.
Robin & Jackie Crandall – S11170 Lowes Creek Road
Imagine the country garden that has something in bloom all
all summer long. It’s for real at these professionally
landscaped and maintained gardens with colorful flowers,
usual shrubs and interesting trees. A major focal point is the
pond with a captivating waterfall, and fountain that flow into an
assortment of brilliantly colored koi.