Listen to Dave Anderson of Hesston play hammer dulcimer as you stroll the candle-lit gardens of Dyck Arboretum during its Summer Luminary Stroll.


>HESSTON — Listen to Dave Anderson of Hesston play hammer dulcimer as you stroll the candle-lit gardens of Dyck Arboretum during its Summer Luminary Stroll from 9 to 10:30 p.m. today.

The first-ever Summer Luminary Stroll commemorates the recent completion of the greenhouse and offers an opportunity for visitors to experience the sights and sounds of the gardens at night.

You may catch a glimpse of a night-flying Sphinx Moth or hear the calls of bull frogs as you walk the illuminated paths.

Green River phosphates will be served at the greenhouse, where horticulturist Scott Vogt will be available to answer gardening and landscaping questions and provide gardening tips. Native and adaptable plants will be available for sale.

The cost of “A Summer Luminary Stroll” is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $2.50 for children. RSVP at (620) 327-8127. The first 75 people to RSVP will receive a complimentary long-blooming summer variety of Black-Eyed Susan.

Only one plant per couple or family.

All proceeds will go toward landscaping the greenhouse area.