Healing Gardens in St. Charles open to the public Sept. 11

The notes Marquis wrote in journals throughout her illness in an attempt to make sense of what was happening to her would become the basis for her memoir.

“From the Fire into the Garden: A Healing Journey” was published earlier this year and is available through Amazon.com for $15, or at the garden for $12.

For those facing similar diagnoses and other difficulties, the intimate and honest telling of her story takes the reader along on her healing journey, filled with discoveries, vulnerabilities and insights, as well as how-tos, guides for group reflection and an annotated bibliography.

For those of us who recognize that we are all in need of healing, Marqui delivers a message of hope and inspiration and a road map for how to live fully.

If you go

WHAT: The Healing Gardens at Stone Hill Farm open to visitors

WHERE: 37W249 Dean St., St. Charles

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 and every second Sunday through October

COST: $5 per person, $10 per family, free for cancer survivors; donations welcome

INFO: www.healinggardensatstonehillfarm.com, 630-740-2597; register for optional yoga session at www.yogafromtheheart.org or 815-319-3500

Healing Gardens, a two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens at Stone Hill Farm in St. Charles, will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, according to a news release.

Admission is $5 a person and $10 a family. In solidarity and to honor the journey, cancer survivors are admitted for free. Donations of time or money for upkeep are welcome. Healing Gardens is cultivated and hosted by Stone Hill Farm owner Deborah Marqui and her husband, Buzz.

The opening also will offer an optional Yoga in the Garden class from 1 to 2 p.m. led by instructor Felicia Schmid. The class fee is $20, which also includes admission to the grounds both before and after class. Registration is required through Asanas & More Yoga no later than one hour prior to the class. Payments can be made through Venmo to @felicia-schmid or Zelle to @630.269.8696.

For more information, contact Schmid at info@AsanasYoga.com.