June 1, 2000

Six Homes Will Be Opne For Master Gardeners Tour

The Master Gardeners of Riley County are sponsoring the twelfth annual Manhattan Garden Tour on Sunday, June 11, from
1 to 5 p.m.

This year six gardens will highlight annuals, perennials, shrubs and tress that grow well in the area. The highlights of these
gardens might be water features, greenhouse, cold frames, native plants around a frog pond, arbors and much more.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Kansas State University Gardens.

Manhattan residents who have opened their gradens are:

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Weiss, 3601 Monarch Circle

Mr. & Mrs. Darrell, 3304 Shady Valley Dr.

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Reynard, 3308 Shady Valley Dr.

Dr. & Mrs. Jon Wefald, 100 wilson Ct., KSU Gardens on Campus

One garden near Wamego at the home of Mr. 7 Mrs. Duane Kerr, 15110 Sixth Street.

Tickets are $5; children under 12 admitted free with an adult. Tickets are available at Manhattan Town Center and the Riley
County Extension Office, 110 Courthouse Plaza.

Visitors may also purchase tickets at any of the garden sites on the day of the tour. The Master Gardener program, offered
by the Riley County Extension Service and the Kansas State University, is part of a nation-wide program in which adults
participate in a 40-hour horticulturecourse, taught by Cooperative Extension Service experts.

Participants then volunteer a minimum of 40-hours service to the community. The Garden Tour is just one of the many
activities is which Master Gardeners take part.