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10:00a.m.     Schedel Arboretum & Gardens , Elmore OH
      Enjoy the brilliance offered by nearly 20,000 annuals while strolling through a variety of gardens including, Japanese, rose, water, iris and perennial gardens at this hidden treasure!
Group Info:     Guided tours of the arboretum and gardens are by appointment only (an additional fee applies). Please contact us for details and to make arrangements.  Guided tours of the Manor House and the “Shack” (the Schedel’s summer home) will be offered for $8 at regularly scheduled times on Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 1 pm.  Large groups should call ahead for reservations.
Time:     Garden tour: 1 hour, 15 minutes; Home tour: 45 minutes
Contact:     419-862-3182,
11:30a.m.     Antiquing in Elmore
      Enjoy antiquing at several shops including Elmore 5 & 10 Antiques; Mantiques; The Old Toy Store, Red, White & Blue; and more in this quaint, historic town located on the Portage River.
12:15p.m.     Lunch
      Dine at Portage Inn; Village Inn; Red, White & Brew; OR have a catered lunch in the historic Elmore Depot.
Contact:     For catered lunch, contact Lowell Krumnow, 419-260-1286
1:30 p.m.     Bench’s Greenhouse , Elmore, OH
      Over 3 acres of 15,000 flowering hanging baskets, 100,000+ potted annual flowers, 25,000 potted perennial plants, nursery trees, shrubs, bushes and plants, garden fountains, water gardening plants, statuary and gift shop. During the summertime, the Bench's also operate a Roadside Market growing their own sweet corn, melons, peppers, cucumbers, green beans, squash, pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn along with field corn and soybeans for crop rotation.
Time:      40 minutes
Contact:     419-862-3596,
2:30 p.m.     Packer Creek Pottery , Genoa, OH
      Handmade colorful Majolica Pottery that’s functional, decorative and whimsical! Home decor, garden pieces, jewelry and unique gifts.  Jan has designed pottery for celebrities like Katie Holmes, Barbara Bush and Julie Andrews.
Time:     45 minutes
Contact:     419-855-3858,
2:30 p.m.     Chateau Tebeau Vineyard & Winery , Helena, OH
      Enjoy wine tasting samples, a glass, or share a bottle in the beautiful setting of Chateau Tebeau.  Order from our delightful food menu and unwind inside our cozy winery, or relax on our gazebo, deck or picnic tables, weather permitting.  The winery is handicap accessible and offers free Wi-Fi.
Time:     1 hour, 30 minutes
Contact:     419-638-5411 or 419-680-0386,