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Celebrate National Public Gardens Day

Friday May 7th is a special day — it’s the first time this season the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden will be open to the public! It’s also National Public Gardens Day — a day to celebrate gardens around the the country.

In honor of it, the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden will have extended hours: Come walk through and see the sights from 12.00 to 4.00 p.m. (Normally the Test Garden is open Fridays from 12.00 to 2.00 p.m.)

Sandra Gerdes, the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden manager will be on hand to answer questions about the hundreds of flowering plants you can see in the Test Garden, including ‘Pink Impression’ tulips, which are looking particularly glorious right now. And if you have a shady spot in your yard, don’t miss the hostas and and stunning blue brunnera — both are in their prime!

If you stop by, be sure to ask Sandra about ‘Clarence’ the tall-bearded iris!

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