Looking for a fun thing to do in the Washington County area? Well, get in the car, roll the windows down (or crank up the air if that suits you better) and take a drive to West Bend to see secret gardens at the West Bend "Secret Garden" tour on Saturday, July 9 from 9-3. The tour is held by the West Bend Beautification Committee which is a non-profit organization that has been active for the last 20 years in promoting and preserving the natural beauty of West Bend.
Why "Secret Gardens"? This Garden Tour of West Bend is different in that it allows you to tour backyard gardens you normally would not get to see. This tour will have six secret gardens open for touring and features a variety of gazebos, ponds, birdhouses and, of course, flower and vegetable gardens.
The West Bend locations are:
605 Sheridan Drive
544 Michigan Ave
1103 Timberlne Dr
916 Poplar Street
3317 Mediterranean Ave
3318 Squire Ln
Tickets are just $7.
Drive on out and spend the day in West Bend. Maybe get some ideas for your own garden. In addition to the secret garden tours, there is a Garden art sale at the corner of Main and Vine and lunch discounts at local restaurants.
West Bend has a lovely historic downtown and many modern shopping centers and parks – over 1200 acres of parks and green space are in West Bend including the Milwaukee Riverfront Parkway and Glacial Blue Hills Recreation area. Some of the lakes in the West Bend area include Big and Little Cedar Lakes and Silver Lake. Five miles of the 1000 mile National Ice Age Trail wind through West Bend. There are 16 playgrounds in the West Bend park system, 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 2 high schools. If you go and find that you just love the charm of West Bend, check out their website and see what homes are for sale in West Bend at firstweber.com. Who knows, maybe one of them has a secret garden, too.
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