Gardeners take it inside

What could be more pleasant than a leisurely garden market and outdoor eatery set up on the grounds of Fairlawn mansion overlooking the big lake in Superior?

Indeed, it was a great idea six years ago when Fairlawn’s first garden market was held to raise money for the restoration of gardens at the historic mansion.

But any event held outside in the Twin Ports in May to mid-June is a gamble. Bone-chilling cold, rain, high winds, storms, even snow are possible.

Each year, nice weather seemed to elude the event.

So this year, the event will be held inside — at the Superior National Guard Armory, 32 N. 21st St., across from the Superior YMCA.

"For five years we were hammered by nature," Superior Public Museums Director Susan Anderson told a group attending a recent "Garden  Talk"  session at Fairlawn. "The smartest thing we ever did is move this thing inside."

The event , from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, will offer plenty of plants and yard and garden decor to buy, both practical and whimsical, from about 25 garden and landscape vendors and artists. Admission is $2 and lunch can be purchased all day. For more information, call (715) 394-5712.