A paid ticket for the GARDEN WALK gives gardeners and garden lovers two days to visit 11 beautiful, inspired private gardens in the community from 1-7 pm on Friday, July 16th and 9 am-3pm on Saturday, July 17th.
Several FREE EVENTS are included in the 2021 Glorious Garden Festival and are available from 1-5pm on Friday, July 16th and 9am-noon on Saturday, July 17th.
Shop the GARDEN FAIR on the Mansion lawn featuring local artists, craftspeople and businesses selling garden-inspired art, plants, and treasures. Community partners will offer visitors garden-themed activities and art projects. Refreshments are available throughout the day.
Enjoy FREE TOURS of Sarah Davis’ historic garden given by Master Gardeners and a walk through the David Davis Mansion with experienced docents. Shop the Clover Lawn Gift Shop at the mansion for the best gifts, garden art and packets of seeds for many of the heirloom plants at Sarah’s Garden.
Bring the CHILDREN to experience the FREE Bloomington Public Library Story Walk in Sarah’s Garden featuring “Plant the Tiny Seed” by Christie Matheson. The Garden Walk is free for children age 12 and under, who will enjoy a Scavenger Hunt to help them explore.
Garden Walk ticket sales open June 15th at daviddavismansion.org and at local garden centers: AB Hatchery & Garden Center, Casey’s Garden Shop & Florist, Growing Grounds Lawn & Garden Center and Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses & Garden Center.
Advanced tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children 13-17 and FREE for children 0-12, with sales ending at noon on Thursday, July 15th. Tickets can also be purchased for $20 on the Mansion lawn starting at 1pm on the first day of the event. The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.
David Davis Mansion Foundation members may purchase up to 2 adult tickets at $15 each, correct cash or check only, available only at the Visitors Center during regular business hours June 15th-July 15th.
The Glorious Garden Festival is a fundraiser for the David Davis Mansion Foundation, which supports the mansion’s educational programing and preservation initiatives. We appreciate your contribution!
|Event Date||07-16-2021 1:00 pm|
|Event End Date||07-17-2021 3:00 pm|
|Ticket Sales Start Date||06-15-2021 8:00 am|
|Cut off date||07-15-2021 12:00 pm|
Beautiful, historic cars in a beautiful, historic setting – that’s the promise of Annual Antique Auto Show on Saturday, August 7th at the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site in Bloomington, IL.
More than 75 cars from the 1900s through the 1980s will be displayed on the mansion grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can stroll through the amazing collection of vintage vehicles on display. They can view the cars up close, talk with the owners, and meet fellow automobile enthusiasts.
All vintage automobiles are invited to participate in a “Parade of Progress” around the mansion drive at approximately 2 p.m.
Free, self-guided tours of the mansion will be offered, and mansion guides will be on hand to answer questions. The Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about Sarah’s Garden.
The event is co-sponsored by the McLean County Antique Automobile Club and the David Davis Mansion Foundation. A donation of $5 per person is suggested.
The McLean County Antique Automobile Club’s members are committed to the preservation of antique automobiles and enjoy the camaraderie that goes along with these preservation efforts.
The David Davis Mansion State Historic Site (1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington) is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. It was built in 1872 by David Davis, a U.S. Supreme Court justice and political ally of Abraham Lincoln. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for public tours.
The David Davis Mansion Foundation is a not-for-profit organization supporting education, preservation and acquisition programs for the David Davis Mansion. We appreciate your contribution.
|Event Date||08-07-2021 10:00 am|
|Event End Date||08-07-2021 3:00 pm|