Skip the apps and websites, and come see inspirational garden ideas in-person at the popular Kane County Master Gardener Idea Garden in St. Charles. The Master Gardeners will host four summer open house events, beginning June 13.

“The 2017 Idea Garden continues to showcase designs that are easy to replicate at home, but with some new featured ideas,†said Sarah Fellerer, Program Coordinator for University of Illinois Extension. “Come see what plants work well in a three-season bed, a children’s garden, a pollinator patch or a cutting garden. Plus, visit other beds of various vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and stop by the year-round rain garden and prairie garden.â€

The open houses will be hosted from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13; Tuesday, July 11; Saturday, August 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 12. Visitors also are welcome to stop in during workdays on other Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. The Kane County Master Gardener Idea Garden is located at the corner of Peck Road and Route 38 in St Charles. Visitors can enter via the Route 38 driveway.

Do you have questions about your garden, lawn, or trees? Call the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Help Desk of Kane County at 630-584-6166, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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