The July meeting of the West Chicago Garden Club brought members to the Kruse House Gardens, located at 527 Main Street, for an evening of beauty and fellowship.
The garden aficionados were not disappointed as the plants and shrubs throughout the property were at their peak and created a lovely backdrop for a leisurely stroll.
Masks and social distancing notwithstanding, the evening was successful in celebrating the gardens which Club members have nurtured for many years. Some of the dedicated current gardeners include Billie Childress, Kerry Perry, Jan Grismore, Keith Letsche, Barbara Darrah, Chris Gicela, and Shirley Schramer, who weekly tend and maintain these legacy gardens.
The Kruse House gardens are free to stroll and admire, and kids of all ages will be delighted to find several large hand-painted butterflies that were a part of the 2019 Butterfly Effect public art project, of which the West Chicago Garden Club initiated, alighted in flower beds throughout the garden.
*Photos courtesy of the West Chicago Garden Club