May 18 and 19
“Kultivating Spring into Summer,” a standard flower show presented by the Kankakee Kultivators. Civic Auditorium, 803 S. 8th Ave., Kankakee. 1 to 5 p.m. Free. If interested in entering the Horticulture Division, please call 815-932-4695. www.kankakeekultivators.com.
June 21 and 22
17th Annual Glorious Garden Festival’s Garden Walk. Self-guided tours through 10 private gardens in Bloomington-Normal. Tours begin at David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, 1000 Monroe, Bloomington. The event benefits the Davis Mansion’s heirloom garden and education programs. Friday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 pm.
$15 in advance; $18 on the day. $7 for
children under age 17. Info: 309-828-1084
Timmy’s 7th Annual Hugs & Hearts Garden Walk. Private gardens in the Joliet/Plainfield area. All proceeds benefit the Pediatric Programs for Joliet Area Community Hospice. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10. Tickets and info: 815-740-4104 or www.joliethospice.org.
June 26 and 27
“A Day in the Country; Water Wise Gardening,” the Crete Woman’s Club 23rd Annual Garden Walk and Faire. Seven gardens. Faire and lunch at Lincolnshire Country Club, 390 E. Richton Road, Crete. 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk only: $15 in advance; $17 on the day. Advance tickets sold at several Crete businesses; sold on the day at the Lincolnshire Country Club. Info: 708-672-4820. www.cretewomansclub.org.
20th Anniversary Town and Country Garden Tour & Artisan Faire presented by the Kankakee Kultivators. Governor Small Memorial Park, 801 S. 8th Ave., Kankakee. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. $20. Includes box lunch. Tickets are limited; please call to reserve:
815-935-5885 or 815-304-4593.
3rd Annual Southland Community Garden Walk. Seven private gardens in Flossmoor, Olympia Fields and Homewood. Master Gardeners available. Start walk and buy tickets at Goldberg Park, 3301 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 on the day. Info: 708-798-4209 or