Sunday morning dawned with a damp and musty air, hanging like limp laundry on a clothesline after being left out all night. Alas, the garden gods smiled down upon us and we were gifted – for it was truly a gift – with a glorious day for the Elmhurst Garden Walk and Faire.
The Faire in Wilder Park began its slow and steady transformation at 6:30 am, with vendors driving up and garden club members who recruited children, grandchildren, and spouses to lend their muscles, stamina, and goodwill. They helped the vendors unload their vans and stake their tents.
A fair was born.
Once the vendors were all up and running, Tom and Jennifer and I went to see the private gardens that were featured in this year’s event.
Would you like to see a few of the gardens’ highlights?