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The 2019 Perennial Plant Association National Symposium in conjunction with All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau has two great tour options on Sunday, July 28!
Wisconsin Wonders Tour*
Sunday, July 28
7:15 AM - 6:45 PM
$219 Member Rate / $329 Non-Member
The Wisconsin Wonders Tour will visit Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Northwind, Olbrich Botanic Garden, and Rotary Gardens.
Intrinsic Perennial Gardens
Intrinsic Perennial Gardens Inc. is a wholesale perennial grower and breeder in Northern Illinois. Our business sells finished perennials to garden centers, landscape companies, and public gardens from the East coast and throughout the Midwest.
We also breed new perennials supplying propagators, growers and nurseries throughout the world. Our breeding includes many genera but specializes in Alliums, Amsonias, Andropogons, Geums, Pennisetums, Rudbeckia and Sedums. For our current list of plant introductions, download the Intrinsic
Olbrich Botanic Garden
Prairie State Tour*
Sunday, July 28
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$149 Member Rate / $229 Non-Member
The Prairie State Tour will visit the Morton Arboretum, Cantigny, Planters Palette, the Russel Kirt Prairie at College of DuPage, Willowbrook Wildlife Center, and Wannemaker’s as well as driving by Mayslake and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.
Situated on the rolling Valparaiso moraine and bisected by the East Branch of the DuPage River in the Chicago suburb of Lisle, The Morton Arboretum ranks among the leading arboreta of the world. Established in 1922 by Mr. Joy Morton, founder of the Morton Salt Company and son of J. Sterling Morton (founder of Arbor Day), the Arboretum encompasses 1,700 acres, including 500 acres of plant collections and gardens; and 900 acres of woodlands, prairie, meadows, lakes and streams.
Since the Arboretum’s inception, practical, scientific research has been a cornerstone activity, focusing on how to grow healthier trees and to champion healthy tree communities all over the world so the planet can thrive. The Arboretum’s tree breeding program has introduced disease-resistant trees including the AccoladeTM elm (Ulmus davidiana var. japonica 'Morton’), State StreetTM Miyabe’s maple (Acer miyabei 'Morton’) and the Exclamation!TM London planetree (Platanus acerifolia 'Morton Circle’).
Conservation is a cornerstone of the Arboretum. The Arboretum’s world-renowned 100-acre Schulenberg Prairie is one of the oldest reconstructed prairies in the U.S., while the Arboretum is leading and assisting efforts to prevent extinction and secure the world’s threatened tree species through its Global Tree Conservation Program.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Russel Kirt Prairie at College of DuPage
Willowbrook Wildlife Center