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posted: 4/3/2010 12:01 AM

Healing Gardens public tour at Stone Hill Farm in St. Charles

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Tours, walks

•"Garden Tour: Flowering Trees, Shrubs & Wildflowers," 9:30 a.m. April 6. Free. Meet at the Visitors Center. Cantigny, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. (630) 668-5161.

•Healing Gardens public tour, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 11. Two acres of woodland and perennial gardens created by cancer survivor Deborah Marqui, owner of Stone Hill Farm off Dean Street in St. Charles. Includes an outdoor yoga class from 1 to 2 p.m. taught by Nancy May; register at, or call (630) 587-0966. No cost; donations accepted.

•"Accenting with Perennial Foliage," noon-1 p.m. April 11. Mike Mennenoh, perennial grower from Mariani Nurseries will present a collection of perennials known for showy foliage in the shade garden. Pesche's, 170 S. River Road, Des Plaines. (847)-299-1300.

Seminars, workshops

•"How to Grow a Great Lawn," 9 a.m. April 10, Knupper Nursery, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. Owner John Heaton shares years of experience. Free. (847) 359-1080.

Expos, shows, festivals

•The Backyard Expos, scheduled for April 17-18 at Lake County Fairgrounds and April 24-25 at Harper College in Palatine have been canceled.

Chicago Botanic Garden

•Antiques & Garden Fair, April 16-18. Features antique garden furnishings, botanical art and home and garden design from 100 dealers. Advance tickets $10-$12 in advance, $15 at door. Parking $20. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. (847) 835-5440 or

Garden clubs

•South Barrington Garden Club: April 1: "Monarch Butterfly." Meetings are held at South Barrington Park District, 3 Tennis Club Lane, at 9 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Call Anita at (847) 277-7151.

•Wheeling Garden Club: "Green Gardening" will be presented by Lorry Hazelwood, Wheeling forester, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Indian Trails Library, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Sign up by calling Joyce at (847) 537-0567 by April 4.