Riverwest Secret Garden Tour has sculptures outside old Schlitz bar

Marina Lee’s philosophy about the vegetation in her Riverwest back garden is easy.

“I’m not a real gardener. If they expand and they’re delighted, I’m content.  I really don’t need to know a great deal else,” she claimed.

Even with her relaxed angle towards gardening, her tiny yard is hanging as it’s crammed with perennials, trees, shrubs and some of her bright and whimsical sculptures. 

It’s an artist’s backyard garden, and it is probably to be just one of the highlights on this year’s Riverwest Top secret Back garden tour on July 10.

Lee, who is the owner of Beginning Desires Eternally, an art firm she runs out of her residence, said she began doing work on her gardens when she purchased her house about 25 yrs back.