The public is invited to attend the Munroe-Meyer Guild’s Annual Garden Walk, a family-friendly tour of gardens throughout our community.
Advance tickets can be purchased on-line and are also available at any of the garden locations on the day of the walk. This event is sponsored by the Munroe-Meyer Guild and proceeds benefit UNMC's Munroe-Meyer Institute.
This event is generally held on the second Sunday in June. Check back for information about the next Garden Walk.
The 2018 50th Garden Walk was a big success. The Munroe-Meyer Guild had 1,000 people tour the five gardens, and comments from the visitors were overwhelmingly positive. The favorite seemed to be the Elmwood garden, and the Omaha World-Herald featured the walk, with photos and a great article, in the Monday newspaper. Aside from the private homeowner gardens, people were just in awe of the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center’s Chihuly Sanctuary and thought Leslie’s Healing Garden was a great retreat for patients and families.
The Guild estimates that about $30,000 was raised, but a final figure will not be available until the Guild receives the proceeds from the Hy-Vee ticket sales. There were a record number of volunteers, and we wish to express our gratitude to everyone who helped. The OpPOURtunity Brew Coffee Cart was well received and a great outcome from the results of the proceeds of the 2017 Garden Walk. If you attended or volunteered, the Guild thanks you! Now we start looking for gardens for next year!
Proceeds from the event benefit UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI). MMI’s mission is to lead the world in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and special health care needs, their families and the community through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.
The Munroe-Meyer Guild is a non-profit organization. The guild’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities through fundraising for UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute.
For more information, call 402-203-7270.