CRETE | Tickets are on sale for the annual Crete Woman's Club garden walk from 4 to 7 p.m. June 24 through six gardens each with its own unique features.
"A Day in the Country, Quilts in the Gardens" will feature a quilt in each garden as well as a display at the Lincolnshire Country Club, 390 E. Richton Road in Crete.
The event offers an optional dinner at the newly remodeled Tavern on the Green at Lincolnshire Country Club. On June 25 and 26, the gardens will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Boutique Garden Faire on the grounds of Lincolnshire Country Club will have a variety of vendors selling pottery, plants, jewelry and a myriad of products. A raffle of a quilt and garden art will also take place.
An advance reservation luncheon will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the country club on June 25 and 26. Advance tickets are $15, $17 on walk days. Dinner on June 24 is $30 and the luncheons are $15. Reservations for meal events are due by June 17.
Tickets may be purchased from the following locations: Crete Ace Hardware, 1050 E. Exchange St., Crete; Crete Township Hall, 1367 Wood St., Crete; Santa Fe Nursery, 3450 W. Crete-Monee Road, Monee; The Finishing Touch Florist, 563 W. Exchange St., Crete; Crete Garden Center, 1625 E. Richton Road, Crete; Smits Farms, 3437 Sauk Trail in Chicago Heights, and Martin Landscape, 9961 W. 109th Ave., Cedar Lake. On days of the walk tickets will be available at the Boutique Garden Faire at the country club.
Each garden tells multiple stories. In one the walker will find separate areas for an angel, fairy and serenity garden. In another garden literature such as "Alice in Wonderland," plants with biblical names and a memorial tribute are themes. Exquisite water features and a secret garden only revealed after passing through the garden gate are sure to inspire garden walkers.
For more information call (708) 672-8501 or go to cretewomansclub.org.