|Black Swamp group organizing trip to Michigan gardens|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 10 July 2014 09:19|
The Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society is organizing a bus trip to Midland, Michigan, to tour Dow Gardens on July 26. The bus trip is now open to the public.
Dow Gardens was initially developed by Herbert H. Dow, founder of Dow Chemical Company on the estate he shared with his wife, Grace, and their family. The garden covers 110 acres and includes some of the finest horticultural displays in the Midwest. it also has a focus on Midland's heritage.
Five distinct areas in the garden include the Stream Walk, the Estate Garden, the Color Garden, Pineside and the Exploration and Children's Garden.
After visiting Dow Gardens, the tour will stop for lunch at Café American Restaurant. On the return trip to Toledo there will be a stop at Bordine's Nursery in Brighton.
Entry fee for the garden, the cost of the lunch at Café American Restaurant, transportation, and snacks on the bus are all included with the registration.
The tour bus will leave the parking lot of Toledo Botanical Garden at 5434 W. Bancroft St. at 7 a.m.
The cost of is $50 each per BSHDS member, and $55 for non-members. Seats are available on first come-first served with a paid reservation, and will be limited to 45 people. There will be no refunds.
Reservations and payment must be received by July 22. For questions or to obtain a reservation form, contact Charlene Patz, registrar, at 419-874-8964.
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