Illinois Central College’s 36th Annual Landscape and Garden Day offers a variety of special programs and activities specifically designed for families with young children as well as the usual favorites for local gardening enthusiasts. This year’s theme is “Pollinators, Plants and People – A Great Combination”. The free event is set for Saturday, September 10, from 9 am to 3 pm, at ICC’s Horticulture Land Lab on the East Peoria Campus.
*** Due to wet conditions near the Horticulture Land Lab, parking will be available in the CougarPlex parking lots A2 and B2. Shuttle service will be provided from the CougarPlex to the Horticulture Land Lab. Limited handicapped parking will be available in Lot G.
The event features topics and demonstrations of interest to gardeners of all ages and experience levels. The newest winners of the All-America Selection, which include the best and brightest new flowers and vegetables available for next year’s home gardens, will be showcased.
There will be seminars, exhibits, tours, discussions, and a plant sale featuring hostas and other perennials and woody plants grown by students in the ICC Horticulture Program.
Local Master Gardeners will be on hand in the plant clinic to identify and diagnose. Visitors can enjoy displays by area garden clubs, nurseries, and landscapers as well as check out this year’s featured All-America Selections Winners in the display garden.
Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the ever-popular “Putt for Plants,” and taste-testing will be available at the vegetable garden.
The day’s seminars include:
Lunch will be available for purchase.
For more information, contact the ICC Horticulture Program at (309) 694-8872.