The Benefits of Garden Walks
by Cheryl Gross and Michele Worden, AEMGs
Garden walks offer several important benefits to attendees and the community. For many Garden Clubs a Garden Walk represents a significant amount of their funding each year. Most, if not all, of the Garden Walk proceeds are returned to the community through public beautification at public parks, Libraries, schools, and more. Some Garden Clubs provide grants for special garden projects. For attendees it is an opportunity to see how other gardeners view gardening for beautification, food production, outside living, and more. Many attendees come away inspired with fresh ideas for their own yard. If nothing else, ticket holders spend a few hours in the garden stopping to smell the roses.