Once a year, a group of dedicated and determined women, host their annual fund raiser for the organization they founded, Hands of Hope.
This local group supports the poorest of women and children in Africa, building wells for clean drinking water, schools, clinics, and so much more. A real grass roots effort that has successfully made a difference. The main fund raiser is a garden event at the founder, Vicki Wauterlek's home and two other gardens in Barrington Hills, Illinois. As a part of their 'French Market', we sold our wares, in this amazing event.
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Yes, that is a growing pineapple!
The vegetable garden entrance
Be-still my heart!
Within the veggie garden is an abundant cutting garden
We make our way towards the pool
Adore the slate chipped walks
Looking back at the pool side of the entrance are cleverly potted chartreuse spruces
MASSIVE hanging baskets floating among the Oaks! Maybe 4' in diameter, and each different, was a spectacle to behold.
Hope you enjoyed, this "snapshot" of loveliness, yes, there was much more than I shared here.
If you would like to learn more about Hands of Hope, or offer a donation, go to their website.
100% of the donations are for those in need
The power of women........isn't it amazing?
Note; these gardens are maintained by Horticultural Associates, in Waukegan, Il.