Garden Tour Transports Visitors Back in Time

By: Brian Dummer Email
By: Brian Dummer Email

The Marathon County Historical Society is transporting visitors back in time, but not in the way you might expect.

The society hosted their first ever garden tour this weekend.

A wide array of color was on display as the Yawkey and Woodson House garden in Wausau.

Hundreds of volunteer hours go into the maintenance of the garden as well as hours of research to help restore the look of the garden to the way it was when it was first planted in 1910.

Gardener, Dana Sanft, says spending time on the property has helped motivate her to do more.

"You learn to appreiciate how beautiful the house is and how you can ehnace this beautiful house with beautiful gardens, and we hope that someday this is a showpiece of Wausau."

The Yawkey house is open for guided tours throughout the week, but the gardens are free to visitors.


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