Newton and North Newton Garden Tour to be held June 11-12

By Tammara Fogle | June 8, 2022

The 26th annual Newton and North Newton Garden Tour is this Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to noon, and Sunday, June 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Tickets – suggested donation $10 – are available at Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak, or at the gardens during tour hours.
The 2022 garden tour stops are the Midtown Arboretum and the homes of Ron and Patrice Flaming; Alice and Mark Goering; and Stacey Noordhoek and Marcia Friesen.
This year, tour proceeds will go to the Newton Public Library Foundation’s campaign for a new library building.
Master gardeners will be stationed at each of the garden tour stops to answer questions. On Sunday only, the Midtown Arboretum will host two local businesses. Renata Goossen’s mobile nursery, Renata’s Garden, will be parked at the arboretum, and Goossen will give horticultural talks. Kendra Burkey’s Salted Creamery will be on hand selling ice cream.
This year, Garden Tour organizers are conducting two raffles leading up to the event:
One is to win a new lawn mower donated by Graber’s Ace Hardware. Tickets are $5 apiece, or five tickets for $20. The mower is on display at the hardware store, and tickets can be purchased there as well.
The other is to win $1,500 toward new home gutters, donated by Wiebe Home Improvement. Tickets are $50 apiece; no more than 50 tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased at Newton Public Library.