- May 20, 2019
-- Spend the day on Saturday, June 22nd, wandering through the gardens as you explore over 30 local artists, enjoy live music from singer/songwriter Jason Benefield, and munch on tasty food from Everdine's Grilled Cheese Co. This year's garden talks feature Andrew Parravano of Andrew's Garden in downtown Wheaton at 11am. He'll show you simple ways to make gorgeous bouquets from your garden. At 12pm, Cora Jacobs, fine art photographer, will walk you through the gardens to show you how to take great pictures with your smartphone. Rounding out the talks at 10am, A Kaleidoscope of Color and at 1pm, Painting with Succulents.
The festival runs 9am-5pm and all talks are free to attend. Visit thegrowingplace.com/
calendar for the full schedule of talks and activities.
-----------------About The Growing Place Garden Center
Committed to delivering uncompromised quality and selection of plants, The Growing Place Garden Center serves customers in local communities with two locations, the original site on Plank Road in Naperville and the retail and growing facilities on Montgomery Road in Aurora, IL. Both locations feature beautiful display gardens for inspiration, annuals, perennials, natives, herbs, vegetables, trees, and shrubs. Each location has a gift shop and offers container and landscape design, tours, talks, and events. Family-owned since 1936, Emma and Fritz Glatzhofer specialized in field-grown perennials. Nephew Rich Massat, and his wife, Carol expanded and renamed the nursery The Growing Place in 1976. The 18-acre Aurora production farm and retail garden center opened in 1989. Visit thegrowingplace.com
) for more information.