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Garden Walk in July to showcase education and residential gardens in McHenry County – Shaw Local

The University of Illinois McHenry County Extension Master Gardeners and McHenry County College will host their annual Garden Walk from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 9 from the college’s demonstration garden.

Garden Walk 2022 will feature 10 gardens – eight private gardens and two educational gardens maintained by volunteers. The gardens are located in Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Bull Valley and southwest McHenry and include native meadows, evergreen formal landscapes, cottage gardens and edible plots.

In each of the eight residential gardens, hosts will have labeled many of their plants and will be on hand to answer questions to share their secrets to success, according to a press release. Additionally, Extension Master Gardeners will answer questions and provide educational materials. Several door prizes will be awarded after the tour.

The McHenry County College Demonstration Garden is maintained by Extension Master Gardener volunteers and features a vine garden, shade garden, theme gardens, and extensive displays of perennials and annuals that grow well in the area. The tour will also highlight the gardens of Colonel Palmer’s House, a historic Crystal Lake Park District property. The historic gardens are also maintained in part by Extension Master Gardeners.

Advance tickets can be purchased for $12 through June 28 online at

Alternatively, tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $17 at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, adjacent to Parking Lot C. Proceeds will help support MCC’s educational missions and outreach program.

All tickets must be collected on the day of the walk.

For more information, go to, email [email protected], or call 815-479-7570.