Maple Springs Garden Walk features Porches and Posies

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Members of the Maple Springs Garden Walk Committee get a sneak peak at Phil Swiantek’s garden. (Left to right) Phil Swiantek, Lynn Juppe, MIchael Juppe, John MIchael (kneeling) Marilyn Martin.
Members of the Maple Springs Garden Walk Committee get a sneak peak at Phil Swiantek’s garden. (Left to right) Phil Swiantek, Lynn Juppe, MIchael Juppe, John MIchael (kneeling) Marilyn Martin.

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The Maple Springs Garden Walk Committee

The Maple Springs Community is proud to host their 6th Garden Walk on July 14 from 10am to 2pm with the theme of “Porches and Posies”. Garden Walk Committee member, Marilyn Martin noticed on her daily walk that Maple Springs not only boasts beautiful gardens and landscaping but also the most welcoming porches. Many of the homes in Maple Springs were built when the front porch was the connection to your neighbors and that tradition condition continues. Over 20 flower-filled gardens and cozy porches are included on the tour for the viewing pleasure of participants. The Garden Walk also includes the much anticipated Chic Boutique Yard Sale. Spearheaded by Bob Terreberry, the Chic Boutique started as a gardener’s yard sale and has evolved to include any type of gently used items.

New to the Garden Walk this year and included in price of ticket, is a talk by Master Gardener, Cheryl Wahlstrom at 11:30am. She will discuss how to attract beneficial bugs in order to manage garden pests while protecting native bees. Plan to bring a chair for the presentation. There will also be a unique basket raffle, a 50-50 and the Maple Springs Volunteer Fire Company will be on hand grilling hot dogs for purchase to benefit the fire department.

The Garden Walk proceeds will benefit the Maple Springs Volunteer Fire Company, Maple Springs Lake Enhancement Project, and Friends of Midway State Park Ferris Wheel Project. Chairperson, Eileen Leary commented, “All three of these charities give so much to our community that the community wants to give back!!” In total, over $13,000 has been raised by this event and given back to the community.

The Garden Walk and events are at The Circle in front of the town houses in Maple Springs.Tickets for the event are $5 pre-sale and $7 on/after July 13. Tickets can be obtained at msgardenwalk@roadrunner.com or at Garden Walk. The ticket is a program/map and shows the locations of all the gardens/porches on this walkable tour! There will be something for everyone! Updates can be found on Facebook under “Maple Springs Garden Walk”.