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Spanish Lake Garden Tour & Plant Sale on Sunday, May 20

Gorgeous gardens, grand views, and a great farm with goats, geese and more! Sponsored by the Spanish Lake Community Association, the Spanish Lake Garden Tour and Plant Sale on May 20 features nine residential and three community gardens, from butterfly and cottage to organic vegetable and perennial beds.

A special treat this year is a 150-acre estate, built in the 1920s overlooking the Missouri River, and open to the public for the first time in over 30 years. This estate has an acre of sunken gardens, now being restored, described in the 1939 St. Louis Globe Democrat as the “showpiece of the area.”

The Spanish Lake Garden Tour and Plant Sale will be held on Sunday, May 20 from 11 am to 4 pm. The Plant Sale will be held on the grounds of the Twillman House, 11840 Bellefontaine Road in Spanish Lake, where the Garden Tour will also begin. The plant sale features plants from the gardens on the tour and annuals from locally owned Windy Hill Farm and Greenhouses.

On the day of the tour, tickets are $15/person at the Twillman House where ticket holders will also pick up their tour maps and programs. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10/person at Miller’s Auto Service, 12300 Bellefontaine or by mail to the Spanish Lake Community Association, P.O. Box 372082, St. Louis, MO 63138.

Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Twillman House, the historic building the community association is renovating as a Community Center for Spanish Lake residents.

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