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The University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 along with the Master Gardeners are hosting a bus trip to the Chicago Flower and Garden show on Friday, March 21, 2014. The cost is $60 per person and covers transportation, snacks, and admission. There is a discount for Master Gardeners and they may purchase their tickets for $40.

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show takes place on the famous Navy Pier and features 20-plus gardens. The venue will feature more than 17,000 feet of flowers, plants, shopping, hands-on workshops, kids’ activities and more.  The show’s gardens draw inspiration from the art world as they present “Do Green, Do Good”. 


Chicago garden designers and contractors will present ideas and concepts to help gardeners create stunning spaces.  The theme is to: Get Inspired, Get Educated, and Get Motivated. 

The bus will depart from the U of I Extension office (Carlinville) at 5 a.m., and arrive back at U of I Extension at approximately 10 p.m. (Lunch is on your own.) Guest will spend the entire day at the show and the bus will depart from Chicago around 3:45 p.m.

Pick up & drop off locations include: Carlinville Extension Office, Lighthouse Antiques – I/55 Carlinville, Farmersville (Jumpin’ Jimmys), and Auburn (Travel Center).  

Space is limited, so people are encouraged to register before February 19, 2014 by calling 854-9604 or by registering on-line at:http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/ .

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