It’s that time of year again when the community will gather to see some of the most beautiful gardens Bellevue has to offer as the Bellevue Garden Club hosts its 19th annual Garden Walk.
The event will be Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. Tickets are $10 for those 16 and older and are available at Bellevue Public Schools Lied Activity Center, Canoyer Garden Center, Trees, Shrubs & More and the Bellevue Leader. Tickets are also available at each home the day of the walk.
The following homes are featured on the walk, with descriptions provided by the Bellevue Garden Club:
Melissa and Derek Bees, 2010 Grandview Ave.
This yard features natural plants that provide food and medicine for people, butterflies, bees and animals. Plants like nettles, dandelions, violets, lambs quarters, cleavers, burdock and purslane are incorporated into this garden. With the biodiversity of using self-seeding annuals and wildflowers in this garden, you will see more bees and hummingbirds. There are backyard chickens, edible landscapes and no chemicals are used.
Jim Frampton, 4409 Anchor Mill Drive
Brick walkways will lead you to an arbor that is the entrance to a garden of hostas, ferns and astilbes. Additional features are a fishpond with a waterfall, antique lamps and statues. The deck has lots of planted pots for a burst of color.
Carol Umberger, 2607 Sheridan Road
This garden features lots of curved landscaping leading to many different flower beds that offer color throughout the spring summer and fall. You will find hostas, daylilies, irises, roses and annuals flowers throughout. Come enjoy the shade and tranquility of this yard.
Deborah Larsen, 10915 S. 18th St.
A passion for gardening is the heart of this yard. The front yard has beds decorated with angles, flower pots and a bird bath. The backyard flower beds have plenty of colorful annuals and perennials decorated with bird houses, repurposed antiques and beautiful street lights. There is a variety of trees such as River Birch, Cleveland pear, Unset Autumn maple and lilac.
Dwight and Susan Beaton, 4309 Amos Gates Drive
A number of mature maples provide a shady canopy for this woodland garden. The garden has shade beds that are home of more than 200 hostas, astilbes, cora belles, ferns, hydrangeas, clematis, pachysandra and grasses. There are sunny pockets that contain iris, coneflowers and lilies. Additional interest and color are provided by hanging baskets and containers planted with annuals. There is a dry creek bed with a bubbling boulder water feature.
Laurel and Don Wheeler, 2301 Willow Circle
This peaceful yard consists of 29 mature trees, a large fountain turned into a stunning flower feature, marble tables, seating and statutes from the Mr. C’s Original Family Restaurant. There is a heritage metal gazebo with clematis. The yard features English ferns and daylilies transplanted from a grandmother’s garden originating in 1935 through the 1950s.
Geoff and Christina Merrill, 2317 Georgetown Place
As you enter this home you are greeted by a beautiful waterfall with flowers surrounding it. There is a reflection bench to sit and listen to the falling water. The vestibule of the home has a paver patio area to sit and enjoy the beauty. The back garden has pavers leading to a fountain. The patio is surrounded by hostas with a fit pit. The focal point of the garden in a flagpole that displays the American and Air Force flag.
Eastern Nebraska Veteran’s Home, 12505 S. 40th St.
This is the site of the largest series of retrofit rain gardens in the state of Nebraska. There are 10 gardens on this 24-acre campus. You will enjoy a variety of plants that attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other birds. Just outside the front door is a heart-shaped garden filled with a variety of different purple flowers and a golden lily border to resemble the Purple Heart award. Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners will be on site to answer questions about the gardens.