Date(s) - 09/22/2017 - 09/24/2017
This year, we will be departing at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017. Back by popular demand, Friday’s featured afternoon stop will be the Chicago Botanical Gardens, which you will be free to explore on your own for a couple hours before we get back on the bus and head to the hotel, the Quality Inn in Schaumburg, Illinois, where we will be spending Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday, we will be spending the morning shopping at Natt’s Orchids in Naperville and the afternoon at Hausermans in Villa Park. As usual, each nursery will also have several guest growers. We will depart the hotel Sunday morning and should be back in the Twin Cities by mid-afternoon.
Due to the increased cost of the bus and the hotel, the trip price has increased commensurately to $210 for participants sharing a room ($420 for couples), and $300 for people who want a single room. Your space on the trip is not ensured until I have your check in hand, so if you plan to go, please fill in the attached sign-up sheet and return it to me ASAP. Also, should you need to cancel less than one week prior to departure, I will do my best, but may not be able to refund all of your registration fee. Note that checks will be held until July 1st to ensure that we have adequate participation to go forward with the trip.
The trip cost includes bus transportation, the bus driver’s tip, entrance into the Chicago Botanical Gardens, and the stay in the hotel. Meals are at your own expense but, on Saturday, the nurseries usually offer complimentary food and beverages.
Please contact Linda Sizer with any questions about the bus trip to Chicago.