Judging from the hard right turn Mother Nature made this week, shifting abruptly from mid-80’s and muggy to the high 50’s and, well, still pretty muggy, it’s clear that summer is behind us and fall is here. A variety of upcoming events from the District IX Garden Clubs of Illinois and the Town & Country Garden Club of Libertyville are coming up, giving those inclined the opportunity go on an interesting day outing or sign up for Landscape Design School.
Here are the details!
District IX Fall Outing to Ft. Sheridan Thursday, Oct. 10th:
Learn about the history of Fort Sheridan on a guided bus tour, followed by
self-guided walks in the adjacent Preserves. See the District IX website, https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/f79c1d_428a210b79e64a65a6cbb9f5b0fafe10.pdf for full details & registration information. There are a limited number of spots on the bus available so register today.
A Full Day of Garden Fun Town & Country Garden Club of Libertyville is hosting a day full of fun & information on November 6th. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with registration, shopping with ten vendors, Taste of Paris will have breakfast items to purchase, tickets for raffle prizes will be available for purchase. At 11 a.m. Mike McDonald, nationally-acclaimed nature photographer, conservationist, author and humorist, will take us on a virtual journey into the wilderness that exists in the Chicago forest preserves. Many of these images can be seen in his book, “My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago” and in Sierra Club calendars. His performance promises to be entertaining, inspiring and informative. After the program you will have a chance to meet Mike and purchase his book. Event tickets are $50 each, with a limit of 100 tickets available. You can purchase tickets and find additional details here: https://www.towncountrygardenclub.com/mike-macdonald-event Tickets are selling fast so don’t delay. The club was awarded a National Garden Club “Plant America” award for hosting this informative program.
Landscape Design School: Polish your landscape design chops at the upcoming two-day Landscape Design Study Program on Oct. 21 & 22, hosted by The Garden Clubs of Illinois. Details, costs and registration information can be found here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/f79c1d_38f1cd2681774254b343173d33ed94d4.pdf