Wednesday Tours

The 2019 Perennial Plant Association National Symposium is in conjunction with All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau.  The “Core Symposium” includes Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and features two days of education, 3 amazing tour options on Wednesday, and two dinners at spectacular Chicago gardens!

 

Wednesday Tours & Dinner

-Part of the AAS/NGB 2-day registration option

Wednesday, July 31

Three tour options, finishing with dinner at Millennium Park

Part of the Core Symposium Registration or register for the day.

Core Symposium Member Registration: $539 Early-Bird / $589 Regular Rate

Core Symposium Non-Member Registration: $809 Early-Bird / $859 Regular Rate

Wednesday Only Member Registration: $249 Early-Bird Rate / $299 Regular Rate

Wednesday Only Non-Member Registration: $369 Early-Bird Rate / $419 Regular Rate

 

Tour Option 1: Chicago Botanic Garden & City Tour

-AAS/NGB attendees should register for Tour Option 1

8:00 AM - 8:30 PM (with option to return at 10:30 following fireworks*)

The Chicago Botanic Garden & City Tour will visit Lurvey’s, the Chicago Botanic Garden, Chalet Nursery & Garden Center, and Lurie Garden and Millenium Park with the option to walk to Shedd Aquarium and Northerly Island.  Dinner will be at Millennium Park.

Lurvey’s

 

Chicago Botanic Garden

 

Chalet Nursery & Garden Center

 

Lurie Garden

Lurie Garden in Millennium Park is an urban oasis emerging from a harmonious blend of symbolism, landscape design and ecological sensitivity.

Lurie Garden is made possible by an endowment gift made by the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation and generous support of garden by private citizens, garden clubs, industry supporters, among many others. The Millennium Park Foundation manages and oversees the endowment, as well as the garden’s annual budget and operations.

An urban model of responsible horticulture, Lurie Garden provides a healthy habitat for a wide variety of plants and wildlife. Lurie Garden is a leader in cutting-edge design, responsible gardening practices and dynamic public programming in an urban environment.

The garden offers a four-season experience blending Chicago’s past, present and future with bold design, dramatic form and intimate spaces. Its design pays homage to Chicago’s transformation from flat marshland to innovative green city, or “Urbs in Horto” (City in a Garden).

Visitors find respite and inspiration in four seasons. In early spring, sun-hungry bulbs and perennials stretch through soil and begin anew. Summer and fall teem with the flutter of butterflies and birds. Winter’s seed heads and ornamental grasses capture snow and ice, creating graceful art forms. Lurie Garden is living art – a palette of texture and color blending Chicago’s unique culture, ecology, history and people.

Highlights of the garden include the dramatically lit, 15-foot-high “shoulder” hedge. This physical representation of Carl Sandburg’s famous description of the “City of Big Shoulders” encloses the garden on two sides and protects the delicate perennial garden. A graceful hardwood footbridge over shallow water divides the garden diagonally between “light” and “dark” plates.

 

Tour Option 2: Taste of Chicago Grower Tour

7:00 AM - 8:30 PM (with option to return at 10:30 following fireworks*)

The Taste of Chicago Grower Tour will visit Hampshire Farms, Hoffie Nursery / GET Group, Mariani Plants, Countryside Nursery & Garden Center, and Lurie Garden and Millenium Park with an option to walk to the Shedd Aquarium and Northerly Island.  Dinner will be at Millennium Park.

Hampshire Farms

 

Hoffie Nursery / GET Group

 

Mariani Plants

 

Countryside Nursery & Garden Center

 

Lurie Garden

Lurie Garden in Millennium Park is an urban oasis emerging from a harmonious blend of symbolism, landscape design and ecological sensitivity.

Lurie Garden is made possible by an endowment gift made by the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation and generous support of garden by private citizens, garden clubs, industry supporters, among many others. The Millennium Park Foundation manages and oversees the endowment, as well as the garden’s annual budget and operations.

An urban model of responsible horticulture, Lurie Garden provides a healthy habitat for a wide variety of plants and wildlife. Lurie Garden is a leader in cutting-edge design, responsible gardening practices and dynamic public programming in an urban environment.

The garden offers a four-season experience blending Chicago’s past, present and future with bold design, dramatic form and intimate spaces. Its design pays homage to Chicago’s transformation from flat marshland to innovative green city, or “Urbs in Horto” (City in a Garden).

Visitors find respite and inspiration in four seasons. In early spring, sun-hungry bulbs and perennials stretch through soil and begin anew. Summer and fall teem with the flutter of butterflies and birds. Winter’s seed heads and ornamental grasses capture snow and ice, creating graceful art forms. Lurie Garden is living art – a palette of texture and color blending Chicago’s unique culture, ecology, history and people.

Highlights of the garden include the dramatically lit, 15-foot-high “shoulder” hedge. This physical representation of Carl Sandburg’s famous description of the “City of Big Shoulders” encloses the garden on two sides and protects the delicate perennial garden. A graceful hardwood footbridge over shallow water divides the garden diagonally between “light” and “dark” plates.

 


Tour Option 3: Chicago Gardens with Purpose Tour

7:30 AM - 8:30 PM (with option to return at 10:30 following fireworks*)

The Chicago Gardens with Purpose Tour will visit Gethsemane Garden Center, Whole Foods, Christy Webber’s Rancho Verde, Garfield Park Conservatory, Farm on Ogden, McCormick Rooftop, and Lurie Garden and Millenium Park with an option to walk to the Shedd Aquarium and Northerly Island.  Dinner will be at Millennium Park.

Gethsemane Garden Center

 

Whole Foods

 

Christy Webber’s Rancho Verde

 

Garfield Park Conservatory

 

Farm on Ogden

 

McCormick Rooftop

 

Lurie Garden

Lurie Garden in Millennium Park is an urban oasis emerging from a harmonious blend of symbolism, landscape design and ecological sensitivity.

Lurie Garden is made possible by an endowment gift made by the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation and generous support of garden by private citizens, garden clubs, industry supporters, among many others. The Millennium Park Foundation manages and oversees the endowment, as well as the garden’s annual budget and operations.

An urban model of responsible horticulture, Lurie Garden provides a healthy habitat for a wide variety of plants and wildlife. Lurie Garden is a leader in cutting-edge design, responsible gardening practices and dynamic public programming in an urban environment.

The garden offers a four-season experience blending Chicago’s past, present and future with bold design, dramatic form and intimate spaces. Its design pays homage to Chicago’s transformation from flat marshland to innovative green city, or “Urbs in Horto” (City in a Garden).

Visitors find respite and inspiration in four seasons. In early spring, sun-hungry bulbs and perennials stretch through soil and begin anew. Summer and fall teem with the flutter of butterflies and birds. Winter’s seed heads and ornamental grasses capture snow and ice, creating graceful art forms. Lurie Garden is living art – a palette of texture and color blending Chicago’s unique culture, ecology, history and people.

Highlights of the garden include the dramatically lit, 15-foot-high “shoulder” hedge. This physical representation of Carl Sandburg’s famous description of the “City of Big Shoulders” encloses the garden on two sides and protects the delicate perennial garden. A graceful hardwood footbridge over shallow water divides the garden diagonally between “light” and “dark” plates.

 


 


*Late bus option must have sufficient pre-registration numbers or will be subject to cancellation.

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