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Twilight Tour Of The Gardens August 14th At Hankcock Ag Station

The 7th annual twilight tour for plant lovers will be held at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station Monday, Aug. 14.

More than 750 varieties of fruits, flowers and vegetables from 25 seed companies will be showcased in the station”s A.R. Albert and Viletta Hawley-Albert Horticultural Garden. Participants can also tour perennial plantings, including the heirloom collection of perennials surrounding the little log cabin, which serves as the Brian Wallendal Visitor Center. Specialty gardens include an All-America display garden, shade garden, herb garden, and grape collection. Pumpkin patches planted by local schoolchildren will also be open for viewing.

The evening will feature a hayride tour of the grounds, where visitors will hear about some of the more than 150 research projects underway at the station. Extension specialists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison”s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and local county offices, along with Master Gardeners, will be on hand to answer questions about insects, diseases, and general horticulture.

The Twilight Tour will run from 5 p.m. to 8 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 or email hancock@calshp.cals.wisc.edu