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The Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association, located in Rock County, Wisconsin, is the 42nd association of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

October Event - It's a Twofer - Al's Auto Body and Arboretum and Royal Oak Farm Apple Orchard

On Thursday, October 6, RPMGA will hit the road again - this time the trip will be a two-fer.  We'll begin our trip by traveling into Walworth County after which we'll head south into Illinois.

At 9 a.m. we will be treated to a guided tour of Al's Auto Body and Arboretum located at W6966 N. Walworth Rd., Walworth.  We are fortunate to have Al himself as our guide.  Al's has 450 varieties of hostas in the arboretum, and 175 varieties available for sale.

A website with information about Al's is available at:  Al's Auto Body and Arboretum.  The site, a work in progress, offers information on the history of Al's and explains what we will find when we arrive.  For more information, you can contact Al's by phone at 262-275-2800 or by email at  Al's is also available on Facebook at Als-Auto-Body-Arboretum

If you wish to carpool or caravan to Al's we will be begin our journey by meeting at 574 Midland Road, Janesville, which is the vacant property that was once Denny's next to the Baymont Inn.  We will be leaving there about 8:20.  Drive time is about a half hour from there to Al's.


We'll leave Al's at about 10:45 and drive to Royal Oak Farm Orchard, 15908 Hebron Road, Harvard, IL for a wagon tour of the orchard, a trip of about 20 minutes.   Our tour guide will be Beth.  The wagon tour will last between a half hour and 45 minutes.  Beth will discuss bees, fruit tree trimming, apple varieties and more.

Royal Oak has many other attractions besides the wagon tour however it is important to be aware that all attractions are priced individually.  Some of those attractions are: the only known apple tree maze in the country with 1.5 miles of trails and nine (9) varieties of apples; a pumpkin patch; a petting zoo; a fruit tree nursery; a cafe' called the Country Restaurant;

A map with directions to the orchard is available on the Royal Oak Farm orchard website which is located online at:  Prices for all the added attractions are available on the website. The Royal Oak Farm Facebook page is located here - Royal Oak Farm Orchard.  For more information call 815-648-4141.

Many thanks to Bev Drew for organizing this event.

 This is an approved Master Gardener Continuing Education event.  Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded at one (1) per hour of educational material.

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