A Plant Buying Excursion with Director, Chuck Gleaves!
Tuesday, May 7th, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
This will be our twenty-fifth Shop ‘til You Drop trip, and yet we have never been to three of the five nurseries on the itinerary this year. We are venturing into the famous center of Ohio plant nurseries, Lake County. I am excited about going back to Bluestone Perennials, the well-known perennial catalog nursery. It has been sixteen years since we were able to walk through and buy directly from their inventory on-site instead from the catalog. They have a great diversity of perennials. We were at Dayton Nursery just two years ago, but it was my favorite stop that year, and since it is on the way it is a great way to break up the trip. Gales Garden Center is a large, full service garden center (we had to have at least one on the trip), but Middle Ridge Gardens and Springlake Nursery are small family operations with an emphasis on plants. Springlake Nursery also has a catalog, but unlike Bluestone Perennials, I don’t think they ship. Their catalog was not available at the time of this publication, but it will be available on-line before we get there.
Lunch will offer a choice between breaded pork chops, spaghetti, and cabbage rolls (without meat) accompanied by various side dishes.
8:00 am depart from 744 Park Avenue West. The FORMER Spitzer Dodge lot.
8:55 am Arrive at Dayton Nursery
9:45 am Leave Dayton Nursery
10:35 am Arrive Gales Garden Center
11:25 am Leave Gales Garden Center
11:55 am Arrive Bluestone Perennials
12:45 pm Leave Bluestone Perennials.
12:50 pm Arrive Madison Family Restaurant
2:10 pm Leave Madison Family Restaurant
2:15 pm Arrive Middle Ridge Gardens
3:05 pm Leave Middle Ridge Gardens
3:17 pm Arrive Springlake Nursery
4:07 pm Leave Springlake Nursery
5:57 pm Return to 744 Park Ave. West.
The FORMER Spitzer Dodge lot.
Trip Cost – Includes Lunch
Members - $82
Volunteers - $87
Non-members - $94
Payment is required upon registration
Transportation will be provided by private motorcoach. The motorcoach is equipped with heat, air conditioning, and toilet facilities. Smoking is not permitted on the motorcoach. Cars may be parked at 744 Park Avenue West (the former Spitzer Dodge lot).
If a reservation is cancelled prior to the trip, a $15 administrative fee will be charged. No refund will be given after April 20, 2019, unless the spot is filled by another participant.
Kingwood Center Gardens acts only as an agent for passengers with respect to the accommodations, transportation, and reservation detailed in this brochure. Kingwood has no responsibility in whole or in part for any delays, cancellations, loss, mechanical defect, damage, injury to person or property, or death occurring in relation to this tour. Additional expenses due to unavoidable circumstances will be the sole responsibility of the passenger.
While no revision of the itinerary is expected, Kingwood reserves the right to make changes as necessary with or without notice. We reserve the right to cancel this tour prior to departure without further obligation. Full refunds would be issued within two weeks of cancellation. The right to accept or reject any person from this tour is retained at any time. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk.