Friday and Saturday will mark the 20th annual Garden Tour hosted by the University of Illinois Extension Service. The tour will feature private residential gardens in Edwardsville on Friday, June 14 from 4:30-8:30pm and Saturday, June 15, 9am-1pm. The Garden Tour, sponsored by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, benefits the Madison County Extension Education Foundation.

Master Gardener Debbie Rathert tells The Big Z she has been planting more native plants in recent years to attract various insects.

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Funds generated from the event supports University of Illinois Extension programs including Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, and 4-H. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the tour. Children 10 and under are free. For information, call the University of Illinois Extension office (618) 344-4230.

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