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The Illinois State University Horticulture Center Presents Autumnal Festival – Plant Curiosities

Sunday, September 11 , 11:00 am 3:00 pm

Uncovering the hidden wonders of the botanical world!

THE AUTUMNAL FAVORITES RETURN:  • Hort Center Crafts, • Rotten Fruit Throwing,

• Gourd Spinning, • Hayrack Ride, • Gourd Hunt 10am (Saturday only)


• Fairy Ring Twig Sculptures by Todd Kingery

• Glass Treasure Hunt by Joey Dullard

• Silent Auction

• Curiosity Cabin

• Music • ISU Student Art Showcase • Epigraph by Professor Melissa Oresky

• New Sculptures added in the Pinetum, Prairie Grove, Shade Garden, and the Children’s Garden

•Plant Curiosity Tour lead by Jessica Chambers, 10 a.m. Sunday


Prairie Tours with University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalists

• Herb Sensory Garden with University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners

• Central Illinois Beekeepers

• Normal Public Library

• Sibley Honey

• Assistant Professor Ruth K. Burke with her team of oxen, Clark and Sparky

• Children’s Garden Curiosities with Bloomington-Normal Garden Club

• The Curiosity of Capsaicin with Candee and Gabe Colbeck

• Milkweeds and Monarchs with University of Illinois Extension

$10 for ages 13 and up

$5 for ages 3-12

Free for ages 2 and under

(309) 438-3496

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