Garden Walk 2023 is Coming! 

Stroll Through Our Gardens on Saturday, June 24

Bring a friend. Spend some time relaxing and finding ideas to try in your homescape. Capture ideas like pleasing plant combinations in ground or in containers, new or unusual trees or shrubs to add to the "bones" of your garden and how to include water features. Each garden description features our 1-2-3 education points. Each point matches a numbered stake in the garden highlighting a special attraction in that landscape.

This year we're showcasing seven outstanding & quite magical gardens in Valparaiso and Chesterton!

On Garden Walk 2023, you’ll see arums, alliums and raised Australian wicking beds. You’ll enjoy fountains, pools and a koi pond. You’ll see bold and beautiful beds of vegetables as well as veggies tucked in among the ornamentals. And, if you look closely, you’ll discover pet peepholes and kitty hideaways.

In one landscape the goal is to vary color, texture, scent, size and season to create an endless palette of blooming beauty. One features a small, in-town orchard with a collection of fruit trees and several varieties of berries. Another has an amazing collection of groundcovers, ornamentals and edibles nestled among charming sculptural pieces.

This year’s gardens offer an abundance of ideas and a chance to wonder at the creativity and dedication of their tenders. This is a Garden Walk you don’t want to miss!
Now for some specifics about tickets:

This year, pre-sale tickets are digital. That means you may purchase yours online at Eventbrite. All tickets are $10 and children under 12 are free. Your Eventbite purchase automatically enters your name in drawings for valuable prizes donated by our generous sponsors below. Prize winners' names will be drawn on Friday evening, the night before the Walk. So, please be sure to purchase your ticket by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, to be included in each of these drawings.

Tickets are on sale now at

Tickets may also be purchased on Walk day at Cooks Corners Elementary School, 358 Bullseye Lake Road in Valparaiso. All tickets are $10 and kids under 12 are free.

If you have questions about purchasing tickets, please email us here, or call or text us at 219-508-3433.

You may wish to wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Cameras are permitted. Pets are not allowed. The Walk will take place rain or shine. Individual Gardens may not be stroller or handicapped accessible.

Until we have the joy of welcoming you to Garden Walk 2023 on Saturday, June 24, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, we wish you good health, encourage you to stay well and, most of all, to cherish some extra time in your garden!

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Porter County Master Gardeners Association (PCMGA) is a not-for-profit corporation promoting the art, science and pleasure of gardening in the community in cooperation with the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service of Porter County, Indiana. The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is an Affirmative Action, equal access/equal opportunity institution.