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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

"The Secret Garden," a timeless story, which portrays a reawakening of spirits for an orphan, all because of a garden that was locked up, found and restored. Well, the same thing has happened to Kathy Lillywhite and the garden-loving customers that come inside her own "Secret Garden" called Tuscan Garden Works.

Kathy says Tuscan Garden Works reawakens ordinary gardens and yards. The store particularly specializes in garden structures made out of iron, some of which include gazebos, arbors, obelisks and arching bridges. Kathy says her garden is the only place in Utah where custom orders are taken for garden structures and furnishings both inside and out.

In fact, Tuscan Garden Works began with a custom order from Kathy, a garden lover herself. She needed an iron arch for her home garden and looked everywhere with no success. So, Kathy's husband used his engineering skills and designed and fabricated the arch for her. Her neighbors custom-ordered many similar garden structures and before long, the business expanded from the garage to its present location in Sandy on 9600 S.

Kathy showcases gardens in her showroom, with elegant gazebos and cascading fountains. She also focuses on decorations for Christmas time that are very exquisite!

This beauty is not hard for Kathy, a garden master in her field. Kathy teaches basic gardening, and the elements of interior and outdoor design, with classes such as lighting up Christmas trees or wreath making.

Tuscan Gardens Works also sponsors a Decorated Home Tour December 9 escorted by limo, with a light supper and a small gift. The proceeds will go to Primary Children's Hospital in conjunction with the Festival of Trees.

Kathy just won the Silver Spade Award with Utah Homes and Gardens and has been a volunteer at Temple Square as a flowerbed designer for five years and counting.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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