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    The 2022 Garden Tour!
    Happy Anniversary Leila Arboretum! Summer Song in Flower Garden Tour hon- ors you with the 29th Annual Tour July 16 and 17. This year’s tour has seven gar- dens with a wide variety of things to see and enjoy. Styles include cottage, “country freedom,” eclectic, and whimsical as well as a mini arboretum of glorious trees with waking paths. Come see the garden sheds, fishpond, sculptures, and a waterfall. Liter- ally something for everyone!
The Godfrey garden is a suburban oasis that has evolved since 1971. Lovely restful space that has shade and won- derful, unique perennials. If you like a garden that is “wrapped in an array of color” then you will love Laurie Haywood Mains garden. The informal design of this garden includes a man-made pond and garden shed. Next door is the Tichenor’s backyard of lovely old trees, perennials, and quiet sitting area. If you love Hosta then Brian Wensauer has the garden for you. He has over 150 variety. His garden hardscape includes an all-season gazebo, outdoor kitchen, and a water fall. Have you ever seen 7’ tall lilies... well look
for them at Brian’s. Liz Bachelor has a cottage style garden complete with a “she shed” and wonderful collection of stain glass items. A garden for the arborist is David Brown’s amazing property. He “loves the wild look” of nature at it’s best. Over 100 trees, 200 shrubs and all the wildlife that goes with it. Walking trails meander near a stream and wander to an elevation with vista views of the stream and meadows. Ann Rather’s garden offers an eclectic mixture of plants, whimsical features including a chainsaw carving by James Denkins, a fish pond, and potting shed with screened porch.
Thank you to our Friends of the Garden Tour! They include Allisons Landscape, Cowardly Garden, Doty
Wildflower Association, Hamilton Land- scape, Ostranders Living Waters, Outdoor Landscape and Supplies, Pennfield Gar- dens, Plumeria Botanical Boutique, and Scapes Landscaping.
Leila Arboretum Farm Stand (Tues/ Thurs), Battle Creek Art Center, Greensmith Florist, K Drive Green house, and happy House Gift Shop. In Mar- shall at Oerther’s and the Mole Hole. In Kalamazoo at River Street Flower Land and Wenke Greenhouse. Check us out on FaceBook at Battle Creek Garden Tour.
 The tour is Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17. Tickets are $10 in advance ($15 at a garden) and are available at
         • 2,500 marked trees and plants.
• Dozens of gardens and
• 1-mile walk/running trail.
• Peace Labyrinth.
• Kaleidoscope Garden. • Urbandale Community Vegetable Garden.
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Corn Roast Centennial, Thursday, September 8th
Leila Arboretum Society (LAS), with membership and volunteers has a love for natural spaces and gardening places. Come downtown to Society has created for the community to enjoy
numbering in the hundreds, experience all that Leila Arboretum including...
Dramatic pieces of public art. Horticultural training center. Fragrant Hill Pavilion on the overlook.
Fantasy Forest.
• 6,000-square foot heated greenhouse. •
   LEILA ARBORETUM SOCIETY depends on the people who love it. Come and show your support as the Leila Arboretum Society celebrates 100 years.
MISSION: The mission of LAS is to preserve and enhance Leila Arboretum for all to appreciate horticulture and the arts in a natural environment.
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