Healing Gardens opens to public

By on August 10, 2009

St. Charles—Healing Gardens, a two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens on Stone Hill Farm off Dean Road in St. Charles, announced its next opening date will be Sunday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The gardens are open to the public on certain dates for the purpose of enjoying the natural wooded setting and perennial gardens. The gardens are open at no cost to the public, however, donations of time or money for upkeep are welcome.

Healing Gardens is cultivated and hosted by Deborah Marqui, owner of Stone Hill Farm with her husband Buzz Marqui.

“August is a month of floral abundance,” Deborah Marqui said. “This month, for a donation of $4 to help with Healing Gardens upkeep, bring a quart size container and pick your own bouquet of garden flowers and foliage.”

Marqui, who is cancer-free from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma since 1996 and in remission from breast cancer since 2002, said she finds great restoration of spirit in her gardens and property and wants to share that with the public for their own rejuvenation. Visiting individuals or small groups are welcome to do as they please. No activity is required or requested. Stone Hill Farm is the home of Buzz and Deb Marqui, where they have lived since 1972, raising four children.

About Healing Gardens

37W249 Dean St., St. Charles.
(630) 377-1846

2 acres of perennial gardens
in a wooded setting in St. Charles.

Open at no charge on the
second Sunday of each month from
April through October.
Donations of time or money are appreciated.