Illinois Gardens in Bloom

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
1 day / 1 meal

Cross the river to visit the Lewis and Clark Signature Gardens, created under the guidance of the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Behold the unique sculptures, fountains, lakes, ponds and luscious flora during a one hour guided tour. Lunch at the exquisite Josephine’s Tea Room with time to browse the gift shops. Stop and smell the roses with a tour of the Nan Elliott Memorial Rose Garden in Alton with an accredited “Rosarian”. With over 125 varieties of roses and 1600 rose bushes it is recognized as one of the best rose gardens in the St. Louis area. At the Beall Mansion, explore the history of the beautiful home which serves as a living museum of the wealth and opulence of a bygone era and stroll through the mansion grounds and gardens. L $119