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Oct 10

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Garden Tour Wrap-up and thank you!

THANK YOU on behalf of the more than 230 participants in this year’s St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour!

Attendance by garden varied, of course, and plenty of the participants do not even try to visit all 10 gardens.  We did have official counters at two locations which tallied 160 and 175 visitors!

Dave Tylka & Mitch Leachman took many photos that day, and we’ve posted nearly 100 to our FB page. Note: a Facebook account is not necessary to see the photos. 

 

Our hosts for this year’s tour included: 

Deirdre Gallagher, Dirk & Ellen Maas. Mitch & Sherry Ann Cordover, Susan Reed, Kevin & Deborah Mowery, Rich & Janet Lesage, David & Janice Rifkin, Alan & Cori Westcott, Steve & Kari Pratt, and Susan Orr & Gene Betz

 

Thanks in no small part to our tour sponsors, we will have net event proceeds that will benefit the Bring Conservation Home program and Wild Ones St. Louis Chapter.   

Please support them:

 

We also want to thank our tour partners

 

Last but not least, a special thank you to the more than 50 volunteers that made this event possible, they generously contributed their time to making the tour experience a positive one for both the hosts and the tour participants. 

 

 

Our goal for the Tour was to educate and inspire. Through EVERY comment I heard that day, we reached that goal, and then some.  We’re already thinking about the 2018 Tour, we hope to see you then!

 

The Tour Committee: 

Marsha Gebhardt, Sue Leahy, Mitch Leachman,
Linda Tatum, Dave Tylka, and Dawn Weber

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