The annual Garden Club of Lincoln Garden Tour features some spectacular Lincoln garden spots. The day kicks off Saturday with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the Jane Snyder Trail Center at Union Square Park, 19th and N streets.

The breakfast and tour are free; donations are encouraged. The gardens will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gardens include:

Centennial Mall (15th Street from K to R) Plantings in the old mall were largely restricted to trees in large concrete planters surrounded by concrete. The new mall is softer and more natural. Lincoln Parks & Recreation has had an active role in designing and installing the plants.

Bernie Hier, 2267 Sheldon St. (south of Holdrege between 22nd and 23rd) Hier is a longtime garden club member who is an avid collector of conifers. See his collection and experience his sense of humor in designing his landscape.

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Sue Wurm, 1315 Fall Creek Road (north of A near 52nd Street) — This urban oasis features ponds, streams, garden rooms, formal, whimsical shade gardens, a chicken coop and a stump carving from a 70-foot maple that recently was removed. This yard has been featured in Midwest Living.

Carol Rustad, 1212 Twin Ridge Road (north of A near 65th Street) — Rustad is a Master Gardener volunteer who has designed and planted her yard to combine two of her passions: an eye-pleasing combination of color and texture and a sanctuary for wildlife.

Benjamin Vogt, 3755 W. Plum (south of West A, off Southwest 36th Street) — This pollinator garden has been featured in a number of local, regional and national publications. The 4,500-square-foot space has been designed by the owner, an expert in pollinators and native plants.

More details: jdcariotto@yahoo.com or 402-488-3792.

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