Livable landscapes highlight garden walk
Stevie Boggess (from left) and Cathy Disch, both of Lake Forest, and Ginny McTier of Lake Forest. | Photo by Tricia Sweet~For Sun-Times Media
WHAT: Landscapes for Living, the Junior Garden Club of Lake Forest Garden Walk 2012
WHERE: Lake Forest homes and Shoreacres in Lake Bluff
WHEN: June 28, 2012
BENEFITING: Lake Forest projects
Updated: August 27, 2012 6:10AM
Enjoying one garden spot is the sign of a special day, but the Junior Garden Club of Lake Forest’s biannual Garden Walk went further, showcasing four gardens during Landscapes for Living.
The theme was developed around the collaboration between architecture and landscape design. The four residences showed how a property could be developed to complement a home’s architecture and surrounding land.
Deidre Toner, who served as co-chairman of this year’s walk along with Stevie Boggess, described two of the homes.
“One home reflected the elegance and grace of the early 20th century Colonial home nestled into a mature oak savanna with woodland gardens and a 1970s oval pool with a pool house of exquisite design,” she said. “A second home showed us beautiful positioning of a contemporary, eco-friendly architecture accommodating sweeping year-round views of Lake Forest open lands.”
At an exquisite buffet luncheon at Shoreacres in Lake Bluff, all the tables were adorned with flowers arranged by the Junior Garden Club.
Meredith Drake, president of the Junior Garden Club, expressed her thanks for the day.
“We were very fortunate to have such wonderful homes for the walk, which was both successful and enjoyable despite the high temperatures,” Drake said. “Our chairs and everyone who volunteered made this a lovely event.”
All proceeds from the event benefit Lake Forest projects. This year funding will focus on the Junior Garden Club’s Dr. Hugh Falls Healing Garden at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.