Ten of the area’s top gardens will be featured in Munster’s 8th Annual Garden Walk June 27 and June 28.
Each of the gardens is unique and features a wide range of flowers, said Annette Baynard, president of the Munster Garden Club.
For the first time, attendees have the option of ordering a box lunch they can pick up at The View or they can make dining reservations at Café Borgia as part of the walk.
When people purchase the ticket to the walk and the accompanying booklet, it gives a description of each garden and directions from one garden to the next.
“You can start at any house, and members of the garden club will be there to make sure people have their tickets and answer any questions,” she said.
Nine of the homes featured in the walk are new to the walk, and one was featured several years ago.
“All 10 are really nice gardens, and all are different. They all have beautiful presentation. Some have pools or other features in the yard, and others are just pure flowers. There are a few vegetables, but most are just flowers,” she said. “Everything looks beautiful.”
She said the selection process starts in July or August, when garden club members drive through Munster and Highland and start looking for interesting gardens.
“We literally look at the front yard, and if it looks really nice, we knock on the door and ask to see the backyard,” she said.
Baynard said gardening trends have changed over the years, and recently people have begun adding knick-knacks and lawn art more prominently into their décor. Ponds and other water features remain popular, she said.
“We see a little bit of everything in gardens these days,” she said.