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Twilight Tour For Plant Lovers Aug. 3 At Hancock Ag Station

If you”re like most gardeners, you”re always looking for new ideas or new plants. You may find some of both Monday, Aug. 3 at the fifth annual Fruits, Flowers & Vegetables Twilight Tour at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station.

More than 400 varieties of fruits, flowers and vegetables from 34 seed companies will be showcased in the station”s display garden. Participants can also tour perennial, prairie, herb and shade specialty gardens, and visit the pumpkin patches planted by local schoolchildren. The evening will feature a presentation on herb gardening.

Visitors can also take a hayride tour of some of the more than 120 research projects underway at the station. Extension specialists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison”s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-River Falls, and local county offices will be on hand to answer questions about insects, diseases, and general horticulture.

The Twilight Tour will run from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 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.