Come and celebrate our 25th Anniversary with us!
Don't miss one of the largest garden events in the Midwest.
3 days of Free classes and seminars,
hands on classes where you make and take it with you.
23 classes in all!
Melinda Myers Program and Book Signing -Small Space Gardening
Melinda Meyers and Book signing - Low Maintenance, Big Impact Perennial Gardens
Photo courtesy of Melinda Meyers
Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening and The Illinois Lawn Guide. She hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments which air on over 100 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and writes the twice monthly “Gardeners’ Questions” newspaper column. Melinda also has a column in Gardening How-to magazine as well as Wisconsin Gardening magazine. Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio program for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS. She has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening and was a columnist and contributing editor for Backyard Living magazine. Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Her web site is www.melindamyers.com
Eleanor Schumacher, Illinois Apiary Inspector, Department of Agriculture will present 3 classes on beekeeping, from the beginner to the experienced beekeeper.
Photo credit to Theresa Greene
The Experienced Beekeeper
Starting Out With Honey Bees
Gardening for Pollinators – Bees
Enjoy an evening of music!
Wilson’s in Concert
Acoustic guitar, violin/fiddle – harp.
There will be a food booth by Donoho Prairie Christian Church, they will be open all three days of the show, they serve soup, sandwiches, chips, drinks, and homemade desserts.
Come and enjoy good music, good food, and the free classes.
Take a stroll through the mall and visit over 50 vendors. Take home fresh herb plants, garden art, fragrances, gourds, books, seeds, herb products and so much more! Something for everyone!
Please contact the Mt. Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau for lodging and dining information, and for directions to the show at (800) 252-5464.