Wandering Tree Estate Trip

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Meet at Johnston Recreation Center

Spend the morning exploring scenic railways created by renowned artist and designer Elaine Silets, internationally known for creating famous train gardens and landscapes for more than 20 years. The group weaves paths throughout the 10-acre garden, grounds and 1,400-square foot museum of the Wandering Tree Estate in North Barrington.

This 1 1/2-hour walking tour includes an introduction from the train lady herself; the Shabui Garden Railway Japanese water and stroll garden; the Gloree and Triumphant Garden Railway, which includes 1,500 feet of linear track, bridges, trestles and a waterfall that flows into a miniature lake; and the Railroad Museum.

This tour is for steady/moderate walkers who can maneuver on grass and uneven surfaces unassisted; those with walkers and canes may find it difficult.  Lunch follows at Chessie’s. Cost of lunch is on your own. Trip departs from and returns to the Johnston Recreation Center, 172 S. Circle Ave., in Bloomingdale. Registration deadline is September 4.

Wandering Tree Estate is located under Adult Trips on the registration site.