Each summer, the Outagamie County Master Gardener Association hosts a community garden walk to help raise money to further develop the Community gardens of Goodwill Grows, and to add food to the local food pantries. This year’s Garden Walk will be held on Saturday, June 20 when the public is invited to tour five select gardens in the Fox Cities. For more information about the times, cost, and addresses, please visit our Facebook page.
Each of the gardens represents a unique look at gardening style and design, and each of the five will be the subject of posts. Today, Gardens at Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship:
“This five acre property is amazing to see in the middle of a busy retail corridor! The front entrance welcomes everyone with a tranquil water feature. The majority of garden space on the south and west sides of the building is alive with the sound of songbirds. Winding mowed paths and benches offer an opportunity for peaceful reflection. Begun in 1998, this garden oasis is protected by gently sloping berms covered with a variety of native trees and shrubs. You can see a native sumac stand, a demonstration garden, a retention pond and a pollinator garden. Many years of soil restoration helped create a garden with nearly 100 native species of flowers, grasses, bushes and trees. Look for joe pyeweed, turtlehead, cardinal flower, verbena and more. To sustain this landscape, French drains (named after Henry Flagg French in the 1800’s) were installed to prevent a soggy lawn, a wet foundation, and erosion of the berms. Don’t miss this impressive horticultural adventure in an urban setting.”
Written by De Dalum
Posted by Vicki