The centerpiece of the CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN is The Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse where we will have a guided tour. As you make your way through the 17,000 square foot conservatory you will find two separate biomes which are home to the featured plant and animal life. The spiny desert of Madagascar and the cloud forest of Costa Rica feature over 350 species of plant and 50 species of animals, including hundreds of magnificent butterflies. Outside you will find 10 acres of gardens. Offerings include a children's garden, a restorative garden, a topiary garden, herb garden, Japanese garden, rose garden and much more. We're sure to have a spring in our step after our Springtime visit to the Cleveland Botanical Garden!
Our group will be treated to a rustic dining experience at PINSTRIPES located within Pinecrest. Enjoy a Classic Grill 3-course meal displayed buffet style for our dining pleasure. Dine on marinated chicken breasts, burger sliders, mac & cheese with offerings of cheddar and provolone cheese, lettuce, sliced tomato, red onion, roasted peppers and housemade pickles served on brioche mini buns with ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise. Also included is a garden salad, parmesan potato chips, Ghirardelli triple chocolate brownies, homemade cookies and a beverage.
After lunch let's enjoy shopping at Cleveland's newest mixed-use district in Orange Village .PINECREST. This shopping complex blends some of the best national and emerging brands for apparel, home, specialty stores, restaurants and entertainment venues.
On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, we will depart via deluxe motorcoach from the parking lot behind the Duane Building on Black River Lane, Lorain, at 8:45 AM. At 9:00 AM we will arrive and load at Sheffield Center on Rt. 254 (North Ridge Road), in the parking lot of the Buckeye Community Bank. Please park at the southern-most end of the parking lot as close to North Ridge Road as possible. Please do not park in front of the bank. Our approximate arrival time home will be 4:00 PM at Sheffield Center and 4:15 PM to the parking lot behind the Duane Building on Black River Lane.
The cost, which includes transportation via deluxe motorcoach; admission to Cleveland Botanical Garden; lunch at Pinstripes and tour escort from Footprint Tours, Inc. is:
Discount price - $83.00 p.p. on or before March 4, 2019
Full price - $88.00 p.p. after March 4, 2019
Make check or money order out to Footprint Tours, Inc. and mail along with reservation form to: Footprint Tours, Inc., 401 Broadway Avenue Suite B, Lorain, Ohio 44052.
DEADLINE DATE: March 4, 2019
CANCELLATION FEE: Before March 4: $10.00 will be retained; After March 4: No Refund