Photos: Midway Village gardens in bloom

Rockford’s Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, celebrated Heritage Garden Days July 30-31. Pictured above, Helena Francis serves tea during the tea tasting at Heritage Garden Days. The event profiled the museum’s heritage gardens and natural areas while in full bloom. Activities were led by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, Midway Village Museum education staff, and other area garden and prairie experts. Other activities included herbal tea tasting, Victorian crafts and demonstrations from the garden, garden tours and prairie walks, birding tours, Grandma’s Rhubarb Wine, heirloom plant sale and children’s activities. (Photo by P.J. Francis)

Photo by P.J. Francis
Photo by P.J. Francis
Photo by P.J. Francis
Photo by P.J. Francis

From the Aug. 3-9, 2011, issue