Description: Our yard consists of a prairie garden, a native shrub-land garden, a mixed shrub-land garden, various native borders, two vegetable gardens, an herb garden and some spots of lawn. Of particular interest is the wide diversity of plant material and our efforts to control weeds and stabilize the compositions using cool season ground covers. This yard is a great example of how good native plants can look in a collection of gardens that have been well-planned and meticulously cared for. All WPPC walks are free of charge and no pre-registration is required. This is not an open house. Guided walks will be led by the homeowners at the specified times.
Directions: From Rt. 31 in McHenry go west on Rt. 120 (Elm). Just before the H & R Block office turn right (north) on Beach Rd. Take Beach Rd all the way into the West Beach parking lot and park there. Walk two doors west and cross the street. People with mobility issues can park in front of the house. Please park completely on the lawn, leaving room to walk on the grass between the vehicle and the street. Street is busy with cars, bikes and pedestrians and we like to leave room. 5109 Shore Dr, McHenry.