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Sign Up for Master Gardener Field Trip

Posted by Ron Wolford -

We have only have ten spaces open for our field trip to the Rotary Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin. The deadline is June 18. We usually get most of our applications during the last two weeks, so get your registration in ASAP. Don't miss having a space for this trip. It is going to be a great day!

Master Gardener Field Trip

Thursday, June 28

7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.


7:45 a.m. - Depart Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park, Chicago (Check-in 7:30am)


8:00 a.m. - Pickup Blockbuster Video, North Parking Lot, 109 South Harlem, Forest Park (Check-in 7:45 a.m.)


Experience the beauty of the 15-acre Rotary Botanical Gardens located in Janesville, Wisconsin

Tour the gardens with a horticultural expert and view the internationally themed botanical garden

Stroll through the French Garden, English Garden, Japanese Garden and Brazilian Garden

Rotary Gardens was selected as one of the sites of Ball Seed Trial Gardens for 2007

The Rotary mission of international peace and friendship permeates the garden

Stop at the unique gift shop and visitor's center

Explore the magical Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois on your own

Admire this impeccably landscaped and authentic Japanese style garden consisting of lagoons, an impressive waterfall and re-creations of traditional Japanese buildings

Anderson Gardens has been rated the #1 Japanese garden in North America

Stop at the Rock Valley Greenhouse & Garden Center for a chance to stock up on your favorite hard to carry garden supplies & plants (Don't forget . . . there's plenty of room in the luggage compartment of your motorcoach!)

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a camera. This tour will be held rain or shine.



TOUR COST: $54/person (without lunch, add $14 for each box lunch) Minimum of 40 persons necessary.


Optional box lunch may be pre-ordered at additional cost of $14/lunch


Choose from Turkey Club or Roast Eggplant Sandwich; all lunches include veggies/dip, side salad, cookie, bottled water

Insufficient registrations will result in cancellation of tour. Reservations are not refundable, but are transferable to another person. June 18 is registration deadline.

Tour price: includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, guided tours and admission fees, City Ventures escorts, light refreshments on motorcoach,all tips and gratuities.

This tour was arranged for the Master Gardeners of Chicago by City Ventures, 708-386-5668 .


RESERVATION FORM-ROTARY GARDEN/ANDERSON JAPANESE GARDEN TOUR

Name(s)__________________________________________Phone_____________

Address__________________________________ City________________________ Zip Code_________________

_____ No. Tickets @$54/person _____ # Box Lunches@$14/lunch ______Club ______Eggplant _______Amount Enclosed

Pickup location: _______Garfield Park Conservatory ________Blockbuster Video, Forest Park


Please make checks payable to City Ventures Inc. and mail along with reservation form to:


City Ventures, Inc... 830 Belleforte Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302


For additional reservations, please attach separate sheet.

For information, call City Ventures, 708-386-5668

OPTIONAL BOX LUNCH AT ROTARY GARDEN: CHOICE OF:


TURKEY CLUB -A triple decker club on toasted fresh bread with turkey, tomato, bacon, and lettuce

ROASTED EGGPLANT SANDWICH – Chilled roast eggplant mixed with humus and sesame seed. Served with mozzarella cheese and grilled peppers on sun-dried tomato focaccia bread

All lunches come with veggies and dip, chef's choice of salad, a cookie, and a bottled water.

Lunch Price: $14.00

BOX LUNCH MUST BE PRE-ORDERED AND PAID FOR AT TIME OF TOUR REGISTRATION

Comments: rwolford@uiuc.edu






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