CAMPTON HILLS – For 30 years, Garfield Farm Museum has invited heirloom gardening enthusiasts to show off their favorite heirloom flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables at the Heirloom Garden Show. This year’s show will take place on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The show highlights the importance of preserving genetic diversity in the very plants that we rely on for food, medicine, and enjoyment. It also provides Midwestern growers with an opportunity to show off and sell their heirloom varieties to the general public and to interact with other gardeners.
If you would like to display heirloom varieties at the show, contact the museum at (630) 584-8485 or [email protected] for registration information. There are no fees for exhibitors. Lectures are welcome.
In addition to seeing the exhibitors, visitors can check out the museum’s own antique flower garden. There will also be tours of the 1846 Teamster Inn and Tavern and the museum’s prairie. There is a $6 donation for adults and $3 for children 12 years and younger.
Garfield Farm Museum is five miles west of Geneva off Route 38 on Garfield Road. The 374-acre museum is supported by donations and is the only surviving historically intact former 1840’s Illinois prairie farmstead and teamster inn being restored as an 1840’s working farm museum.