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MNLA E-Training, Project Plant

17th Annual MNLA Landscape Design Tour - Chicago, IL

08/15/2018 to 08/16/2018
Event Type: 
MNLA Events


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Date: 08/15/2018-08/16/2018
Location: Chicago, IL


DESCRIPTION: This two-day tour will feature stops at landscapes both in Michigan and Illinois.  The charter bus will leave from Lansing at 7:30a, and pick up additional passengers in Kalamazoo at 9:00a.  Hotel accommodations for the night of August 15th will need to be made on your own at the designated hotel, since all transportation arrangements will be from that hotel ONLY.

ITINERARY: *all times are in EST

Day 1 (August 15, 2018)
7:30a: Depart from the MNLA Office in Okemos, MI
9:00a: Arrive at Meijer in Portage, MI for pick-up of additional passengers
10:00a: Arrive at Private Residence 1 in Stevensville, MI)
10:45a: Arrive at Private Residence 2 in Stevensville, MI)
11:15a: Depart for downtown Chicago
1:15p: Arrive at Private Residence 3 in SW Chicago, IL
2:00p: Arrive at Private Residence 4 in SW Chicgao, IL
3:00p: Arrive at Private Residence 5 in Chicago, IL
4:00p: Arrive at Private Residence 6 in Chicago, IL
5:00p: Arrive at Commercial Residence 1 in Chicago, IL
6:00p: Check in to hotel, Dinner in downtown Chicago (not included)
8:30p: Private guided tour of The Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, led by Garden Director and Head Horticulturist Laura Ekasetya

Day 2 (August 16, 2018)
8:30a: Depart from hotel
9:30a: Arrive at Chalet Nursery for light breakfast, tour of garden center, farm, and landscape operations (https://chaletnursery.com)  
11:30-12:30p: Arrive at Private Residence 7 in Northern Chicago suburb
12:30p: Depart from Chicago, IL
2:30p: Arrive at Private Residence 8 in Stevensville, MI
3:15p: Arrive at Private Residence 9 in Stevensville, MI
5:00p: Arrive at Meijer in Portage, MI for drop-off of additional passengers
7:00p: Finish tour at MNLA Office in Okemos, MI


6 CGIP Recertification Credits approved
3.5 APLD Recertification Credits approved
14 LA CES Professional Development Hours (PDH) approved


MNLA Members: $249* **
Non-Members: $329* **

*Price includes travel to and from Chicago, lunch on both days and snacks on the bus. 
**Price does not include 1 overnight in designated hotel in downtown Chicago, and dinner on August 15th. 

HOTEL INFO: Reservations MUST be made for the Warwick-Allerton Chicago Hotel ONLY, as all daily transportation arrangements will be from this hotel.  

Name: Warwick-Allerton Chicago
Address: 701 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Website: https://warwickhotels.com/allerton-hotel-chicago/  
Phone: (312) 440-1500

Nightly rate*: $172.00 for both single and double occupancy rooms
*All room rates are plus 17.4% IL State Occupancy Tax.  Rates are based on single/double occupancy - additional guests are $25 each.  Rate includes breakfast.

In order to guarantee a space, please make your reservations before the Group Rate cut-off date of Monday, July 16, 2018.  When reserving your room, request the group rate for the Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association.


Interested in Sponsorship?

Email Emily Huening for more info or call 517-381-0437.