Chicago's North Shore, IL Open Day

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Sun, Jul 28, 2019
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

GARDEN EXTRAS at Mettawa Manor: A Day-Long Garden Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-The Making of the Lurie Garden: A Visual Presentation — 11:30 a.m.
-The Buzz: Bee-keeping demonstration and honey tasting — 1 to 2:30 p.m.
-Manor House Tour & Presentation, DEEP ROOTS: How the Prairie Can Save the Planet — 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m. 

Admission to each private garden is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.

Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase.  
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance.

  • Mettawa Manor
    Mettawa Manor
    Sun 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 25779 St. Mary's Road. Mettawa, IL, 60045

    The house and main gardens were built in 1927, and Donna LaPietra and Bill Kurtis have been working since 1990 to refurbish historic gardens and create new ones...

  • Garden at Elm Tree
    Garden at Elm Tree
    Sun 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM • Lake Forest, IL, 60045

    The landscape restoration at the Elm Tree garden began in 2006, and remains an ongoing project of Barton Hebert and Gardens in Progress...

  • The Cottage
    The Cottage
    Sun 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 770 Barberry Lane. Lake Forest, IL, 60045

    This garden was constructed on the site of one of Lake Forest’s early farms. The forecourt is of special interest and the use of boxwood, yews, and vinca were to create a green tapestry wall...

  • The Gardens at 900
    The Gardens at 900
    Sun 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 1065 Acorn Trail. Lake Forest, IL, 60045

    The Gardens at 900 are a sensitive renovation and interpretation of the original entry building complex and gardens of Elawa Farm...

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