|Bus Trip: The Quilt Gardens of Elkhart County|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 8:00 PM
See the Nation's only Quilt Gardens on northern Indiana's Heritage Trail. The collection of gardens has been the top 100 events in North America by American Bus Association 5 years in a row! See many of the 19 gigantic quilt patterned gardens and 20 hand-painted quilt art murals scattered throughout Elkhart County and the Amish area of Middlebury. A local step-on guide will join our group to take us on a colorful jounrney of over 115,000 flowering annuals that replicate contemporary quilt patterns. At the Wellfield Botanic Garden, see the fabulous 36 acres of gardens and its horticultural center along with their quilt garden, "Ribbons of Hope." In downtown Elkhart, view the "Central Park Star" quilt garden. At Bonneyville Mill County Park, see Indiana's oldest grist mill. In Bristol, visit the County Museum wih a behind the scenes tour of "Stiches of Devotion," a hands-on quilt program. Later in Middlebury, see the quilt gardens at Greencroft, the Essenhaus, and the Dutch Country Market. Before departing, visit the magical world of Linton's Enchanted Gardens with their themed quilt garden, "Butterflies & Bees." Our lunch today is in Elkhart at Mario's, known for its fabulous and unique cream chicken in a basket! $88 tickets available at the Registration/Information Desk.
Contact: Jill Derkits
Contact Number: 847-439-0447 x 226