Garden Walk 2013 takes participants through some of the more unique gardens and yards in the area to raise money to help beautify Bellevue.
The event will be June 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. and June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a $10 donation for a ticket to see all six homes or $2 for individual homes. Ticket pre-sales are available at Bellevue Public Schools Lied Activity Center and the Bellevue Leader.
Maps, tickets, water and snacks will be available at the homes on the days of the walk. Many of the homeowners will have arts and crafts available for the guests viewing and purchasing pleasure.
The gardens to be showcased:
Ÿ Jeff and Erin Jenkins, 818 Bellevue Blvd. N, with features such as mature trees, a water feature, a sunken garden, multi-level deck, deer-proof garden and a basketball court. It inspires the mind to think fun, sun and all the good things in life. Garden mentor is Gene Clark.
Ÿ Terry Olin, 202 Forest Drive, with vignettes of sitting areas, art, statuary, pond, waterfall, covered patio and plants. It will make you want to sit and enjoy the tranquility of it all. Garden mentors are Jackie and Freddie Hiltbrunner.
Ÿ Ron and Kay Giller, 204 Kayleen Drive, where a spectacular array of annuals, perennials and garden art will stun your senses at this beautiful garden. Garden mentors are Terry Lee and Monie Thompson.
Ÿ David and Kristine Kennedy, 11408 S. 44th St., with a delightful display of garden art, annuals, perennials, and a vegetable garden in this suburban corner lot. Don’t miss the fairy garden and petrified snake. Garden mentor is Sally Cvetas.
Ÿ Dennis and Perk Beckmann, 11611 S. 39th St., where visitors can enjoy the variety at this home as they wander through seating areas, pathways, garden gazebos, water feathers, raised beds and arbors in the narrow backyard and shady side lot. Garden mentor is Vicky Hall.
Ÿ Patrick and Kathy Sullivan, 13705 S. 41st St., with outdoor entertaining at its finest with a hot tub, deck, patio, music, lighting, trees and more highlighted by a massive waterfall. Garden mentor is Brenda Kirchman.
Ÿ Bellevue Public School Lied Activity Center, 2700 Arboretum Drive, is the featured business full of Nebraska native and hearty plants and also has an annual bed on the west side of the building.
For more information on the garden walk, contact co-chairs Julie Petr at 402-292-7263 or Terry Lee at 402-291-7805.