A free twilight tour for plant lovers will be offered at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Hancock Agricultural Research Station on Monday, Aug. 4 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
More than 400 varieties of fruits, flowers and vegetables from 34 seed companies will be showcased in the station”s display garden. Guests can also tour perennial, prairie, herb and shade specialty gardens, as well as pumpkin patches planted by local schoolchildren. The evening will include a presentation on herb gardening. Visitors can also take a hayride tour of some of the more than 120 agricultural research projects underway at the station.
Extension specialists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-River Falls, and local county offices will be on hand to answer questions about insects, diseases, and general horticulture.
The Hancock station is located near Interstate 39/US Highway 51 about 30 miles south of Stevens Point. Exit I-39/US-51 at the Hancock exit (exit 131). Follow County Hwy. V west and then south about one mile to the station. For more information, call the station at (715) 249-5961.