Join horticulturist Marcy Stewart-Pyziak for a tour of two south suburban gardens that are pushing home landscapes to new heights.
The tour will begin in a Homer Glen subdivision with a mostly sunny garden that is anything but cookie-cutter. Overflowing with a variety of annuals, perennials, and shrubs, this typical suburban lot features a cottage garden, a pond, a rain garden, and a raised-bed vegetable garden all masterfully integrated into a handcrafted hardscape complete with tasteful sculpture art, creating an incredible garden experience.
A short drive away, the second stop visits an 1842 Milne house with a milk shed, surrounded by 150-year-old shade trees. A magnificent woodland garden grows beneath their canopy. The landscape features a huge diversity of plants and annuals that thrive in shade, along with a Midwest-style stump garden, which uses stumps and logs to create an artistic, unorthodox arrangement of plants that surprises and delights the viewer. Enjoy the historic home site along with the intimate garden that thrives around it.
This program meets in person at local gardens.
Instructor: Marcy Stewart-Pyziak
Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently.
Age: 16 and older