Flower and garden lovers are invited to tour five gardens

from 2 to 5 p.m. June 6 in the Goessel community.


Flower and garden lovers are invited to tour five gardens
from 2 to 5 p.m. June 6 in the Goessel community.

The Town and Country Garden Club is sponsoring a fund-raiser tour to
benefit the Bethesda Butterfly Garden Project.

Admission is a suggested $5 donation per person. The tour may be
started at any of the following gardens:

• Bethesda Home Butterfly Garden is on the north side of Bethesda (one
block north of Main on Poplar, one-half block west on Marion Street,
Goessel). This large established butterfly garden features many
perennials and shrubs and is designed for the enjoyment of the
residents, families and staff, but is open to the public.
Old-fashioned plantings are included, as well as new and unusual
varieties.

• Dennis and Lavina Schroeder at 203 S. Church St., Goessel, features
landscaped flower beds surrounding the home that provide great views
from the sidewalk, indoors or the backyard deck. A water feature and
antique fixtures add interest among the perennials.

• James Steen and Robert McCourry, owners of James Robert Salon, live
at 304 S. Buller St., Goessel. Enter the back yard on the winding
side-yard path or through the arbor entry. The flower beds of
perennials and flowering shrubs are designed to attract birds and
butterflies.

• Myron and Pat Schmidt, owners of Pine Edge Golf Course, live at 468
130th (one mile north, one and three-fourths of a  mile east of the
Goessel Kansas Highway 15 intersection.  Located on the edge of the
Pine Edge Golf Course, it includes many beauty spots with plantings
for sun and shade. A large variety of trees and shrubs provide a
beautiful backdrop.

• Sandy Miller lives at 462 100th (two miles south, one and one-half
miles east of the Goessel/K-15 intersection). Her garden features a
train garden with a running train and a “secret” garden. There are
several fish ponds in the gardens.

Donations received during the tour will be used for fountain, lighting
and gardening maintenance and supplies, replacement plantings, and
additions, such as benches for the Bethesda Garden.
For more information, call (620) 367-2610 or (620) 367-2676.