Garden tours abound at Herb Festival

Published 10:46 am Thursday, July 18, 2013

By Quinn Andersen, staff intern

ST. ANSGAR, Iowa —This Saturday is the start of the seventh annual Herb Festival.

The event will have herb displays, antiques vendors, a mini-pedal car and tractor show, workshops and plenty of garden tours.

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Planned garden tours are the Children’s Garden on West Eighth Street, or the Enchanted Garden in the courtyard west of Home Sweet Home, where fairies are hidden in the trees. The Secret Garden were the fairies live, is nestled between Thymeless Treasures and Reminisce. To find the Desert Gardens follow the winding road off Ramshackle Lane behind Century 21. Herb’s Container and Garden is east behind Side Door Antiques, next to Antique Alley.

There will also be plenty of self-guided home garden tours around town. For a map of all events you can stop by Casey’s or Side Door Antiques.

St. Ansgar Greenhouse and Floral and the St. Ansgar Chamber of Commerce will present Fairy Garden workshops behind Dieterich Insurance at 10 and 11 a.m. Cost is $3 for adults and free for children.

A pedal car and tractor show will be in the Rescue Meeting Room on West Fourth Street.

There will be plants, herbs, herbal products and fairy garden supplies for sale throughout the day along with food vendors set-up along the streets.