Benefit Garden Tour Hosted By Flower, Garden and Nature Society of NWAR

Purple coneflowers and wild white 'Annabelle' hydrangeas on the 13th FGNS tour

Annual Through the Garden Gate Set for June 11

The Flower, Garden and Nature Society of Northwest Arkansas will host the 14th annual Through the Garden Gate tour. Scheduled for Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine), this year’s tour consists of six of the area’s finest gardens. Proceeds will benefit  the Flower, Garden and Nature Society of NWA and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. “FGNS has contributed over $27,000 to BGO in the last 13 years,” said Joyce Mendenhall, president.

The private gardens available for viewing are: The Dillard Garden at the Farmington residence of Mary and Tom Dillard, Survivor’s Garden at the Fayetteville residence of Martha and Mark Haguewood, Mainview Garden at the Fayetteville residence of Judy and Jay McDonald, Mascabado at Mission Esperanza at the Fayetteville residence of Denise and Hershey Garner, Dutch Hill Garden at the Rogers residence of Marilyn and John Holland, and A Friend of Nature at the Rogers residence of Paula and Lewis Yarborough.

All gardens are included in the ticket price of $15 for adults and free for children 11 and younger. Additionally, homemade refreshments will be served at Mascabado at Mission Esperanza. Tickets are available at the Bank of Fayetteville (Dowtown Square and Crossover locations), Botanical Garden of the Ozarks and Westwood Gardens in Rogers. The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market and each garden will have tickets available the morning of the tour.For more information, call Lois at (479) 442-4640 or email gloriamc@cox.net.

A little green to end the year 2010.

Reminder of summer.

A little green to say goodbye to 2010.

This photo of our butterfly garden on June 5, 2010 during the annual Flower, Garden and Nature Society of Northwest Arkansas tour is to remind you that though the garden is less colorful now, it is just waiting to burst into bloom again. Goodbye to 2010 and Hello to the new year, 2011, very soon.