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Grey Wood
Grey Wood


March 21-24, 2023
(Preview Gala - March 21)


Preview Gala - Thursday, March 21, 4-8 p.m.

The Flower & Garden Preview Party offers a sneak peek at the beautiful gardens and elaborate landscaping designs on display for the weekend-long event. The event includes catered food with hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music, and more. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online in advance at the link below or at the door. 

Landscaping  -  Tools  -  Displays  -  Techniques

Accessories  -  Equipment  -  Gifts

Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


$6 in advance (at link  below)

$8 at the door

Guest Speaker Schedule

Friday, March 24

2 p.m. - Emily Swihart, University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator - How to Plant and Care for Trees

4 p.m. - Dick Potter, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener - Riverside Rain Garden

6 p.m. - Jimmy Wiebler, Nahant Naturalist & Researcher - Frogs


Saturday, March 25

Noon - Oliver Lincoln, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Bats

2 p.m. - Paul Crosser, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener - Native plant seed collection, processing and germination techniques

4 p.m. - Jody Zimmerman, West High School - Light Pollution

6 p.m. - Paige Burke, Monarch Rescue Team - All about Monarchs


Sunday, March 26

Noon - Jim Knorr, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener - Energy Savings for the Homeowner

2 p.m. - Dave Arensdorf, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener and Master Naturalist - The Future for Modern Sustainable Gardening

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