Tour beautiful gardens during the Master Gardener Over the Gate Garden Walk

MONTICELLO, Ill. — Explore five Monticello gardens with the Piatt County Master Gardener Over the Gate Garden Walk. Stroll through vegetable gardens, creative designs, and native landscaping up close. You can also get gardening information you can trust from the Master Gardeners.

The Garden Walk will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, Saturday, July 17. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the walk. Preorder your tickets by July 9 online at or through the Piatt County Extension Office by calling (217) 762-2191 or visiting 210 S. Market St. On the day of the event, tickets will be available starting at 9 a.m. at the Wabash Depot, 200 E. Livingston St.

Garden Walk tickets are also available at these Monticello businesses: Boka Shoppe, 309 S. Market St.; Brown Bag, 212 W. Washington St.; Cabbage Rose, 121 N. State St.; Monticello Mercantile, 116 E. Main St.; Out of the Blue Polish Pottery, 3 Livingston St.; and Holly’s Country Kitchen, 1204 Bear Lane. Salon 101, 101 N. Macon St. in Bement, is also selling tickets.

The Garden Walk is sponsored by the Piatt County Master Gardeners. The Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by University of Illinois Extension experts. They volunteer their time and expertise by sharing their horticulture skills with the community through garden projects and educational outreach. To learn more about the Master Gardeners, visit or call Beth Miglin at (217) 762-2191.

SOURCE: Beth Miglin, Horticulture Program Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

WRITER: Maria Lightner, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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