McHenry Co. Extension Master Gardeners Host Field Trip to Wisconsin Garden Expo Feb. 8

Calling all gardeners with cabin fever—time for a road trip. The University of Illinois Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners will host a bus trip to the PBS Wisconsin Garden and Landscape Expo, on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Madison, Wis. This is the perfect opportunity to see beautiful garden displays, catch a seminar or class, buy gardening tools and seeds and get a glimpse of spring.

            A chartered bus will transport attendees to the PBS Wisconsin Garden and Landscape Expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. This garden expo is similar to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, but it will feature more vendors and educational opportunities. Attendees will attend seminars and demonstrations, see garden displays, meet vendors, talk to Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Horticulture experts and gain dozens of landscaping ideas.

The bus will depart from the U of I Extension McHenry County office at 1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock promptly at 8:30 a.m., will arrive at the show in Madison at approximately 10:30 a.m., and will return to the Extension office about 5:30 p.m.

The trip costs $35 per person, which includes the roundtrip bus ride, show entrance fee, plus water and snacks during the ride. The trip is non-refundable (unless the trip is cancelled due to lack of participation). Registration deadline is Jan. 22. Register early: seating is limited.

To register online, visit To register in person, visit the U of I Extension Master Gardeners’ office at 1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock, during business hours. The phone number is 815-338-3737.

            For more information about the show and educational sessions, visit For information about the U of I Extension McHenry Co. Master Gardeners, visit






                The University of Illinois Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners consist of about 130 volunteers. The mission of an Extension Master Gardener is to share unbiased, reliable, research-based information with home landscapers and gardeners, as well as to encourage people to enjoy gardening and vegetable growing. Contact the McHenry County Extension Master Gardeners at 1102 McConnell Road, P.O. Box 1430, Woodstock, IL 60098, phone 815-338-3737 or visit University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the McHenry County Extension office at 815-338-3737.

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