An Evening in the Heritage Gardens

Sunday July 19th – 5-8 pm

Free Event

Spend a relaxing evening strolling through the Heritage Gardens at the Boone County Conservation District. The five Heritage Gardens, two authentic cabins from the 1830’s, a one room schoolhouse and a wigwam are at the center of the evenings events.

Garden interpreters in period clothing will be available to answer your garden questions as you tour the German, Scottish, Norwegian, Yankee and Potawatomi gardens. Learn about the many varieties of herbs and heirloom vegetables grown by settlers in the early 1800’s.

Join us in the schoolhouse at 6p.m. for an 1830’s “wedding” and reception including authentic 1800’s wedding cake, cold lemonade and other garden treats.

Free recipes and heirloom plants will be available for you to take home.

Boone County Garden Club of America Butterfly Garden, Master Gardeners of Boone County Demonstration Garden, a rain garden and a prairie identification area are also included in the garden walk.

For more information contact BCCD at 815-547-7935 or visit our website at