Group Trips

Recent Trips

Chicago Botanical Gardens

The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2014, more than one million people visited the Garden’s 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection. *Pictures coming soon*

Frederick Mejier Gardens and Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and the Grand Rapids Public Museum both in Grand Rapids Michigan.


Past Trips

Purdue University Horticulture Department

We visitied the newly installed rooftop gardens, the experimental greenhouses, and gardens around the campus. Then we ventured over to The Wolf Farm to see the wolves and listen to a lecture on wolves and families raised here. Finally stopping at a wonderful local bakery and deli to enjoy some tasty treats..


Bahai Temple, Wilmette, IL & Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL
We went to the Bahai Temple and then to the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, IL.

Cantigny Gardens – Wheaton, IL

This year’s bus tour took us to the beautiful Cantigny Gardens located in nearby Wheaton, IL. We had a wonderful lunch provided by one of our members who owns Mrs. Dornberg’s 24 Carrot Cuisine.

Fernwood Botanical Gardens – Niles, MI

We went to the Fernwood Botanical Gardens located in Niles, MI for our annual bus tour. The gardens were a very nice place to spend a hot muggy day during the “dog days of summer.” The group also went to St. Julian Winery for a tour and Wicks Apple House for lunch.

Anderson Japanese Gardens – Rockford, IL  We went to the The Anderson Japanese Gardens located in Rockford, IL. These Gardens are the number one Japanese gardens outside of Japan according to our Dosan (guide)! The gardens definitely were a serene place to spend a summer’s day and the gardens are a sight to behold!

Rotary Gardens -Janesville, WI

We went to the Rotary Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin on Saturday. These gardens are an internationally themed series of gardens and were very interesting for our members.

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