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									                     Hello, breathtaking beauty.
      The lush gardens and farms of Galena and Jo Daviess County

Day 1

9 a.m.: Breakfast

10 a.m.: Linmar Gardens, Galena
       Browse this 3-5-acre garden on natural limestone outcroppings perched above Galena’s
Main Street, dotted with the works of local award-winning metal sculptor John Martinson. A
guided tour includes the ruins of one of the first African-American churches in Illinois and a
four seasons garden. A picnic lunch from Fritz and Frites can also be arranged before or after
the tour. Admission fees; group rates available. Gardens available for special events.

11 a.m.: Murphy’s Gardens, Galena
       This family-owned greenhouse/nursery and produce farm features unique and hard-to-
find plants, annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, produce, garden décor and pottery, plus
acres of display gardens. Seasonal. Free.

12 noon: Lunch      (see “Group Restaurants” under “Meeting Planners” or “Motorcoach
Operators” links on www.galena.org)

1:30 p.m.: Goldmoor Gardens, rural Galena
      These beautifully designed annual and perennial gardens on the Mississippi bluffs
complete the Goldmoor estate. Self-guided tours are available 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May-October.
Suggested donation, $5.

2:30 p.m.: Shop Galena’s historic Main Street
       The city’s 19th-century storefronts house more than 90 shops, offering antiques,
collectibles, local artwork, clothing, home and garden décor, handmade jewelry, regional
specialties and much more. There are designated points near Main Street for easy motorcoach
loading/unloading and parking (see “Motorcoach Operators/Motorcoach Itineraries & Maps” on
www.galena.org for downtown map).

4 p.m.: Check in to your hotel

5 p.m.: Dinner
7 p.m.: Self-guided walking tour, Galena
       This one-hour self-guided walking tour will take you past much of the history and
architecture that earned Galena a place on the National Register of Historic Places. The tour
brochure is available at the Old Train Depot Information Center at 101 Bouthillier St., Galena.

Day 2

9 a.m.: Breakfast

10 a.m.: Timber Ridge Gardens, Elizabeth
       Shop this perennial nursery or just meander through its 15-acre display gardens
bursting with more than 900 hosta varieties and 2,500 varieties of perennials, along with
grasses, trees and shrubs. Seasonal: April-October. Free.

11 a.m.: Shop Elizabeth’s historic Main Street
       The village’s 19th-century storefronts house a variety of shops, offering antiques,
collectibles, local artwork, clothing, home and garden décor, pottery, paintings, regional
specialties and more.

12 noon: Lunch      (see “Group Restaurants” under “Meeting Planners” or “Motorcoach
Operators” links on www.galena.org)

1:30 p.m.: Jewell’s Prairie Nursery, Elizabeth
      This nursery along scenic Derinda Road south of Elizabeth features display gardens,
unusual trees, shrubs, perennials and a diverse collection of hosta in a country setting.
Seasonal. Free

3 p.m.: Massbach Ridge Winery, Elizabeth
       Tempt your taste buds with award-winning wine while enjoying the breathtaking views
of our Jo Daviess County hills at the Harmston family’s winery. Visit their tasting room,
vineyard and winery tours, and retail shop.

Note that most of these gardens and farms are open seasonally. Please make all arrangements in
advance to secure accurate times, availability and rates. The suggested itinerary and times are
approximate and can be tailored to meet your group’s interests. And to round out your Jo Daviess
County experience, please consider attending a local event. Comprehensive, up-to-date event
information is available on the “Calendar of events” page of www.galena.org.

For more information, please contact:

Celestino Ruffini
Director of Sales
Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau
720 Park Ave.
Galena, IL 61036
Phone: 815-777-3557 or 888-442-5362
Fax: 815-777-3566
Email: sales@galena.org
Web site: www.galena.org


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