Discovering gardening inspiration: Theatre West Garden Walk fundraiser returns Sunday | Information


Colorful flowers and vegetation will likely be on show in gardens and landscapes all through Gering and Scottsbluff throughout Theatre West’s twenty eighth annual Garden Walk fundraiser.

This yr’s backyard stroll returns Sunday, June 26, from 4-8 p.m. permitting the general public to discover six native landscapes with three Gering areas, two in Scottsbluff and one within the nation close to Minatare. There are 5 residential and one non-residential websites featured.

Mary Winn, co-chair of the Theatre West backyard stroll committee, mentioned the occasion was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic and since then, the committee has labored arduous to get the occasion going once more. Public participation has various between 200 and 300 folks for the backyard stroll.

“This year it’s all Scottsbluff and Gering and another one that we’re kind of counting as Scottsbluff is in the country and their address is actually Minatare,” Winn mentioned. “They’re all beautiful and each one is unique.”

The committee and Theatre West administration and advisory board made some adjustments and particular modifications to make the stroll pleasant for everybody. Platte Valley National Bank is the one web site the place tickets will likely be bought. The public is inspired to buy tickets forward of the occasion at native nurseries or different designated websites.

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Prizes will as soon as once more be offered for individuals to win. However, no pencils or pens will likely be offered, so tickets have to be crammed out upfront. The field for the tickets will likely be situated on the Platte Valley National Bank web site. The prizes embrace an ornamental planter, a $75 reward certificates, metallic chook yard artwork, butterfly metallic artwork and butterfly metallic planter, an ornamental perennial, hanging baskets, rose meals and a $50 reward card.

Bottled water may also be offered on the financial institution and at a Gering backyard web site. The public must current tickets at every web site.

In extra to the Platte Valley National Bank panorama, the backyard stroll will invite the general public to the gardens of Mark and Deb Gies, Jim and Jana Kehn, Tyler Thompson and Wes Juenger, Chris and Jeanne Yeoman and Vince and Laura Kelley.

As the general public walks via the websites, Winn mentioned every web site has distinctive options based mostly upon the pursuits of the householders.

“The Platte Valley National Bank campus is very large,” she mentioned. “It’s really beautifully integrated with their signage and use of native plants. Also on the east side of the campus is a green area with lots of trees – an area where employees are able to take walks and enjoy their lunches and have a chance to get outside.”

While visiting the Thompson and Juenger residence, the general public will see their aptitude for design and distinctive collectibles, together with an vintage hen feeder transformed to a planter.

The Kelley’s property contains a perimeter of vintage farm implements in addition to vegetation and timber used as wind block.

The Gies’ residence has themes all through areas of their yard. Winn mentioned one space makes use of an vintage warfare cart inside a mountainous motif, there’s a Huskers space and the patio is a seashore motif.

The Kehn’s panorama contains a distinctive method to plant greens. Rather than planting them within the floor, they’ve experimented with gunny sack gardening. They have additionally created a memorial backyard for the youngsters of Uvalde, Texas, which was info not included within the ticket info.

The Yeoman’s property incorporates some native vegetation in addition to many vegetation helpful to pollinating bugs and birds. Visitors will see quite a few herbs rising that the Yeomans use in addition to to let bloom for pollinators. The herbs are in a lot of the quite a few containers and within the panorama beds. Annually, they uproot the grass on their property and plant perennials.

“The only one of these that was professionally landscaped was the bank,” she mentioned. “The others are all based on the imaginations and interests of the homeowners, which is really what makes them fun and each one unique.”

The public can go to the websites in any order they select, which Winn mentioned helps with massive crowds and caravans via the communities.

“It’s self-directed so once they have the ticket, they can chart out their path,” Winn mentioned. “We have it that way so people are moving at different rates and in different directions.”

The public should buy the backyard stroll tickets and get a brochure in Gering on the Gering Garden Center, The Mixing Bowl and Dirt Stix Nursery, in Scottsbluff at Compliments and Studio B, in Mitchell at Peaceful Prairie and in Torrington at Great Gardens. Tickets can be bought on the financial institution and the Theatre West Box Office. Tickets are $20 for the occasion and kids ages 10 and underneath are free.

“It’s a really important fundraiser for Theatre West,” Winn mentioned. “The money goes toward all of our productions. The walk is also something that people really look forward to because they can get ideas and learn about new plants.”

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