Be a part of the debut of the Illinois State University Horticulture Center’s Literary Garden on September 11!

This garden connects passages from Midwestern authors with the part of nature that inspired them. Join the Horticulture Center for appetizers and visit with fellow Redbirds as you meander through the gardens. Visit the dye and fiber displays as well as artisan booths.

Each guest will also receive a garden corsage and memento to remind them of this magical night.

When: 4:30–6:30 p.m. Friday, September 11
Where: Illinois State Horticulture Center, Raab Road, north of the Weibring Golf Club

Tickets are $35. A cash bar will be available. Advanced registration is requested by September 7. To register, visit or contact Alumni Relations by phone at (309) 438-2586 or (800) 366-4478.

To help sponsor this event or learn more, contact Jessica Chambers, Horticulture Center director, at (309) 438-3496, (309) 438-5654, or