can look forward to the Bastian garden on the tour.
Put on your walking shoes and bring
your green thumb to "A Symphony of Sunset Gardens." On June
22-24, the Waukesha Symphony is hosting a chance to peruse a diverse
mixture of six area Brookfield and Elm Grove gardens. This tour
features landscapes ranging from an exotic vegetable garden to a
professionally-maintained estate. Here is a glimpse of what you can
expect to see.
Ever wonder what a professional
gardener’s own yard looks like? The owner of Hawk’s Nursery is
opening their back yard for a chance to see his Japanese Koi pond
enhanced by a mote. This yard also features a bluestone walkway
leading to a fountain and plenty of flowers to feast your eyes on.
Next stop is a backyard paradise with a
French country feel. This owner-tended back yard will leave you
feeling tranquil as you relax to the sound of waterfalls rushing into
a pond. The towering trees give homeowners a shady place to enjoy the
To mix things up, this garden tour
gives you a chance to visit an award winning vegetable garden. The Elm
Grove gardener tends to an array of exotic vegetables interspersed
with annuals. These homeowners are the winners of the 2006 Elm Grove
When you step onto the grounds of the
following Elm Grove home you’ll feel as if you have entered an Old
World estate. These homeowners turn to Matt Kastell of Salisbury Hill
Ltd. for creating and maintaining their backyard haven. The Lannon
stone house blanketed with ivy reiterates the Old World feel.
Landscaping includes a combination of unique trees, shrubs, ornamental
grasses and flowers, giving it a natural appearance. The pond, creek
bed and waterfall create a wildlife sanctuary.
Follow the woodchip paths to view the
next Elm Grove landscape which emulates an English garden. It is
decorated with an eclectic mix of annuals and perennials with a rose
garden surrounding the pool. This one-acre splendor is interspersed
with a variety of greens, including evergreens, arborvitaes and
The Underwood Creek will lead you to
the next garden in Brookfield. This six-and-a-half-acre, English style
garden features tall hedges surrounding the perennial gardens. Most of
the perennials were started in their on-site greenhouse and are
The garden tour starts on Friday, June
22, from 6-8 p.m. with an invite-only garden party. Garden tours open
at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 23. The day ends with a guided sunset tour
at a selected Brookfield garden from 4-6 p.m. Gardens will open for an
encore viewing on Sunday, June 24, from noon-4 p.m. This event is
sponsored by Sunset Bank and all proceeds benefit the Waukesha
Symphony. For tickets and more information, contact Mary Korkor at
(262) 966-9827 or the Waukesha Symphony box office at (262) 547-1858.