The public is invited to visit Labisch Gardens in Scandinavia from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23. There will be no admission fee charged.
Chain saw artist BuzzSaw Bob will be at the gardens, explaining and demonstrating his art on the hour. He is known locally as the creator of Vidar of Iola and several related carvings.
Also, a bus tour group from Wausau will visit the gardens sometime after 9 a.m., before traveling to the Solaris Farm to see the day lilies.
Labisch Gardens are an all-season mix of bulbs, bushes, perennials and annuals. Owners Karen and Jerry Labisch experiment with new and unusual plants, and also depend on old favorites.
As visitors stroll, they will see close to 350 different varieties of hosta, including over 60 different miniatures. Many of the 150 different varieties of day lilies will be in bloom. Labels will help with perennial identification.
The Labisch Gardens’ theme is “Angels and Fairies.” A sharp-eyed visitor may spot over 50 of these winged beings.
The Labisch Gardens were part of the Waupaca Garden Walk and Art Stroll in 2005 and 2008. More than 1,000 visitors have toured the gardens over the last six years.
Directions: From Waupaca take State Highway 49 north to Scandinavia, continue through town following County Road B toward Amherst. Almost immediately take a right turn onto County Road G. Take the first road on your left, Nottleson Road, and go 1.5 miles to E963 Nottleson Road. Watch for the signs.