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2021 Idea Garden by the Kane County Master Gardeners

Get offline and get outside to see inspirational gardens at the Kane County Master Gardener Idea Garden in St. Charles. On Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m., join University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteers to experience creative concepts and ask questions, weather permitting. 

This year's project includes ideas and tips for:

  • Elevated beds
  • Straw bale plantings
  • Insect habitats
  • Gardens with garlic or phytonutrient-rich produce
  • A sensory patch
  • ative species
  • An Olympic-themed bed of grasses, ground covers, and flowers.

3480 Route 38 in St. Charles (at the intersection with Peck Road) - Enter from Route 38

Master Gardener hours: 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays in July/August (or stop in anytime)

Read more in this 2021 news release.

You also can follow the Idea Garden on Facebook at If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact or call 630-584-6166. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

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