For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Area Respite Care Center (MARCC) will be hosting its 21st annual Garden Tour on June 25 from 1-4:30 p.m. This year’s tour is in memory of Sandy Holroyd, 1948-2017, and is a collaboration with North Wood County Historical Society and Schalow’s Nursery and Garden Center. Proceeds benefit families in financial need.
MARCC provides adult day care for participants experiencing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other related dementias. Caregivers then have personal time for their own needs and to rejuvenate.
Heritage Rose Garden and Governor William H. Upham House — 212 W. Third St.
The restored home of former Wisconsin Gov. William Henry Upham represents mid-Victorian, Italianate architecture. Constructed in 1880, the house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and serves as the center for the North Wood County Historical Society exhibits, activities, and local history research. Tours of the Upham House will be available throughout the garden tour time.
The Heritage Rose Garden has 30 historical rose plants, some of which date back to the year 200 A.D. and the time of the Roman empire.
Punch, pastries, and tea sandwiches will be served. There will be a door prize registration and raffle.
Fred and Joyce Fischer — 10809 Lincoln-Spencer Road
The Fischers’ 20 acres include a ½-acre natural pond and 2 acres of lawn and various flower beds and a vegetable garden, and natural tree line consists of flowering trees and shrubs with many perennials for privacy. A rose bed leads up to the backyard with other flowering beds.
Bill and Carol Schallock — 806 E. Cleveland St.
This garden was designed to provide water, food, and protection for birds. A shade garden borders the backyard. Grape vines offer homes for robins and are harvested for wine making.
The garden also includes different annuals, perennials, Clematis, and a fairy garden all within rock borders landscaped by the Schallocks.
Russell and Bonnie Andres — 1611 Debra Lane
This corner lot has many hosta and flower combinations that enhance the beauty of the home. There are shaded and sunny areas with many types of greens, flowers, and a tree stump topped with a half-barrel flower planter.
Schalow’s Nursery and Garden Center — 8461 Heritage Drive
Take a Sunday stroll through the greenhouses and display beds at Schalow’s Nursery. Fairy garden and succulent garden demonstrations will be held at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Garden Center.
The Marshfield Area Respite Care Center is located at 205 E. Third St. in Marshfield. For more information, visit marshfieldrespite.org, call 715-384-8478, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.