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Escape to the Master Gardener tours

Explore rain gardens, native plant landscapes, local garden art, plant sales and more on two garden tours hosted by Master Gardeners in June.

Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners Garden Tour • June 5 – 6

The Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners Garden Tour begins in Lawrence, KS with a tour of 10  themed gardens at the Douglas County Extension Demonstration Gardens, 2110 Harper St.

Visitors will see drought tolerant plants such as milkweed, shasta daisies, oriental poppies, peonies and liatris in the Xeriscape Garden. A rain garden showcases native plants, sedges and other plants that like wet feet. This site also includes an art sale with gourd bird houses, rain barrels, wind chimes and other garden art crafted by master gardeners.

Beyond the demonstration garden, the tour includes an additional six private gardens and is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 6.

The demonstration gardens and related activities are free to the public. A ticket for the remaining six private gardens is $10 and may be purchased at the demonstration gardens or at participating gardens. Tickets may also be purchased at Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners Garden Tour.

Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City Garden Tour • June 11 – 12

Tour seven gardens in Blue Springs, MO at the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City Garden Tour from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12.

A plant sale will be held at 105 SW 15th St., Blue Springs, MO, where garden tour tickets will be available on tour days. There is no entrance fee for the plant sale.

Preview photos of the gardens and purchase advance tickets online at MG Greater Kansas City. Tickets are $15. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at Suburban Lawn and Garden, Family Tree Nursery, Heartland Nursery, Soil Service Garden Center, Larry’s in Riverside, Farrand Farms and Ben’s Lawn and Garden.

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Connie Gray
3 years ago

The Master Gardeners of Greater KC Garden Tour will also include food trucks near our plant sale! Start in the cool morning, have some lunch from a food truck, and then see some more gardens. The plants available at our sale are all either dug up from our own gardens or grown for the sale by our gardeners. You can buy a plant knowing that a part of it was growing here in our area and with the right conditions, it should also grow year after year in your yard too. We will have volunteer Master Gardeners on-site for the tour and the plant sale to answer any questions you might have.