Magical Gardens Family Event

  • 08/13/2016
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, August 13
10 am – 3 pm

Families of all ages can see the magic the gardens hold by making fairy houses, solving the mystery of the gnomes, discovering magical plants and flowers, and much more!  Discover forest folklore, make fairy potion and dust, and take mini gardens tours throughout the property by experienced gardeners.  Activities are ideal for all ages!

Admission: $7 adults, $5 children (3-17), Museum Members are free.  Purchase tickets in-advance online through Wednesday, August 10, at the Museum Gift Shop or the day of the event.

Mini Garden Tours

Take a mini garden tour to explore the history and meaning of each garden in the village. Each guided tour will last approximately 30 minutes. There is no extra charge for tours.

Prairie Restoration Guided Tour
11am and 1:30 pm
Meet at the Gazebo

Moonlight Garden, Grandmother’s Garden, and Schoolhouse Garden Guided Tour
11:15 am and 1:15 pm
Meet at the Schoolhouse

Immigrant Garden, Suffragette Garden, and Kitchen Garden Guided Tour
12:15 pm and 2 pm
Meet at the Ralston House

Guided Village Tours
The tours are 1 hour in length and are available at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and begin at General Store. There is no extra charge for tours.

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Take I-90 to the State St / US-20 Business (Clock Tower) Exit. Take the ramp toward Rockford. Stay straight to go onto US-20 E State St. Turn RIGHT onto STATE ST. Turn RIGHT onto PERRYVILLE RD. Turn LEFT onto GUILFORD RD. Turn left into the museum driveway.

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6799 Guilford Road
Rockford IL 61107

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