Great Rivers Region



Notice of Fall meeting of the Great Rivers Region
October 5, 2019 - Columbus, Ohio

Thank you for attending!

It has been quite some time since we met in the far eastern part of our region and we're excited for the opportunity to return to Dawes Arboretum this fall, We have hired a charter bus for travel, which makes for great botanizing between stops!

First up Saturday morning we'll go to Groovy Plants Ranch at Marengo, Ohio. This is a family owned greenhouse growing intriguing and unique plants, Our visit will include a guided tour and the opportunity to buy plants. https://www.groovyplantsranch.corn/

The afternoon will begin with lunch at Dawes Arboretum, followed by a tour guided by Arboretum staff. Dawes was founded in 1929 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016, The collections at Dawes comprise about 400 acres of the nearly 2,000 acre property, and include hollies, maples, witch hazel, buckeyes, oaks, European beech, azaleas and Ohio natives, among others. After the tour, the Arboretum will host a local beer tasting for us and there will be plants available for purchase.
Our Saturday evening dinner will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris. Please do remember to bring plants for the auction. The auction is always lively and entertaining and is a great way to acquire new plants for your garden while supporting our group and underwriting our meetings. Also, we encourage everyone to participate in the Fall Sprig Contest. An information sheet with rules is enclosed.

Rooms have been reserved at Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris for both Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5. Reservation information is enclosed. PLEASE NOTE that the rooms will be held only until September 21, 2019. Please make your reservations as soon as possible. The hotel has a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Guests are always welcome at our meetings! Note guest names on the enclosed registration form and include payment Please assist us with planning by returning your registration forms as quickly as possible. We look forward to seeing you in October in Ohio!

Fred Vallowe
President, Great Rivers Chapter, HSA

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President: Frederic Vallowe

Secretary/Treasurer: Karen Vallowe