May 21—A nonprofit garden club in Lyons is opening its grounds June 18 so that people can take in the mountain blooms.
Tickets for the Lyons Garden Club's self-guided tour became available for purchase this month, according to a news release.
Aptly named, the second annual Mountain Blooms tour will include the chance to see 10 featured gardens, including flower gardens, butterfly gardens and vegetable and fruit gardens. Those taking the tour can also meet the gardeners and hobbyists who garden not only for their own enjoyment but to contribute to the health of the local ecosystem, the release said. Participants can learn about what plants thrive in the local climate, explore outstanding creative spaces and gain landscaping tips.
The tour helps raise funds for the Garden Club to use in community gardens and public planters in Lyons. While tickets are free, the nonprofit recommends at least a $5 donation.
Tickets can be purchased online or in person on the day of the tour. In-person tickets can be found at a table at Sandstone Park along Railroad Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets in Lyons. Registrants will be given maps and directions to the sites.
The release said driving or biking to get to different garden sites around Lyons is encouraged. To learn more, people can visit the nonprofit's website, lyonsgardenclub.com/garden-tour.