The Douglas-Hart Foundation is currently seeking gardens to be showcased during our first annual Garden Walk of Coles County, alongside our properties: The Whiteside Garden and Friendship Garden.
Please note that applying does not guarantee your garden will be selected for this event. Thank you for understanding!
Saturday, July 8
Visit various private gardens in Coles County with unique plantings, designs, and features that are sure to grow your love of gardening.
REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, MAY 1, 2023
Early Bird Admission: Members: $20, Non-Members: $25
Day Of Admission: $30
Garden Walk welcome begins at 9am at The Whiteside Garden (Charleston) OR Friendship Garden (Mattoon). Participants must provide own transportation, but we encourage carpooling. Gardens can be visited in any order between 9am-5pm. Garden addresses will be found in the Garden Guidebook; they will NOT be disclosed online or beforehand. We will give recommendations for restrooms stops, but there will be limited-to-no restroom access at gardens.
*REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO OTHER GARDENS
The Whiteside Garden (Charleston)
8422 N County Rd 1820e
Charleston, IL 61920
Parking lot on west side of 1820E, across from The Whiteside Garden. Please pull in driveway for handicap drop-off/parking.
Friendship Garden (Mattoon)
1698 Lafayette Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938
Street parking or a parking lot to the North of Friendship Garden.
Porta potty available.