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April 2014


Allerton Trails Half Marathon & 10K Race

April 5, 2014

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States


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Check out the Allerton Trails Half Marathon & 10K Race website for everything you need to know about this event! http://www.allertontrailshalfmarathon.com/races.html

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Mansion Tour Day

April 6, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello ,

IL

61856

United States


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7$

Don't miss the chance to not only see inside the mansion, but follow a knowledgeable tour guide to all the most interesting parts of the house! Come hear all the history and culture surrounding the Allerton estate. Reservations are recommended. Date: Sunday, April 6th Tour times: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM Cost: $7/person. Children under 2 years are free. Tours run 45-60 minutes. To reserve a tour time, call the front desk at 333-3287.

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May 2014


Plant Sale

May 9, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States


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Swing out to Allerton and add some colorful plants to your collection! We will be selling annuals, herbs, and native plants. Sale will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday just outside the greenhouse, next to the Visitor Center porch.

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Plant Sale

May 10, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States


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Swing out to Allerton and add some colorful plants to your collection! We will be selling annuals, herbs, and native plants. Sale will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday just outside the greenhouse, next to the Visitor Center porch.

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Plant Sale

May 11, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States


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Swing out to Allerton and add some colorful plants to your collection! We will be selling annuals, herbs, and native plants. Sale will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday outside the greenhouse, next to the Visitor Center porch.

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October 2014


Autumn Artists at Allerton

October 9, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Allerton Mansion

25$

Instructors from the Monticello Area Arts Council will lead this pumpkin decorating workshop, as well as provide a variety of materials & techniques to showcase your personal style. Pumpkins grown from Allerton’s sustainable farm will be transformed, without carving, and be displayed throughout the Allerton Mansion from October 13-31.Come enjoy this fall evening of art & autumn refreshments which include: Salted caramel Apple Martinis & spiced cider. Adults only please.

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An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

October 31, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Evening with Poe,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,


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20$

Listen to the haunting stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe while surrounded by the grandeur and mystery of the Allerton Mansion. Afterwards take a candlelight tour of the Mansion and learn the history of the house and the man behind it all. Reservations are encouraged, please call 217-333-3287 to purchase tickets and make reservations.

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February 2015


Nature Hike – Experience Allerton Natural Areas

February 21, 2015 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free

TODAY'S NATURE HIKE IS GOING AS SCHEDULED - IT'S BEAUTIFUL AT ALLERTON RIGHT NOW! Hike approximately 3 miles off the trails at Allerton! We will look for resident birds including the pileated and red-headed woodpecker, keep our eyes out for recently shed white-tailed deer antlers and check to see if any great-blue herons have made an early return to the Allerton rookery. This hike is semi-rugged and will include thorns, hills, and a small stream crossing! Meet at the Main…

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March 2015


A Bridal Brunch at the Allerton Mansion

March 7, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Allerton Mansion,

515 Old Timber Rd

Monticello,


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15$

Whether you are planning an intimate wedding luncheon, a country chic wedding at a barn, an outdoor garden ceremony, or an elegant reception, Allerton can accommodate all of your needs! Please join us and be our guest for a perfect event and opportunity to see the Mansion set-up for a reception, taste delicious brunch menu items, sip on Mimosas, preview our new wedding packages and much more at the beautiful and unique Allerton Mansion! Please call 217-333-3287 to make your…

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April 2015


Tour Allerton Park and Downtown Monticello with Parkland College

April 22, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

$29

HELLO MONTICELLO! Spend a day in Monticello. In the morning, the Allerton Mansion staff will greet us, guide us, and provide a tour of the historic home, gardens, and grounds. Lunch will be served in the mansion's unique Carriage House dining hall, then we'll make the short drive into downtown for shopping, dessert options, and a stroll on the square. Whether your most recent visit was last year or last week, join us on your next visit to the genuine…

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May 2015


2nd Annual Plant Sale

May 9, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - May 10, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

Join us on Mother's Day weekend for our 2nd annual plant sale. We will have annuals, herbs and perennials on sale including arranged hanging baskets - perfect for gifts. All proceeds from the sale will benefit of the Allerton Volunteers student organization. Plants will be located next to the Visitor Center. We will also have a container planting workshop from 1-3pm on Saturday facilitated by the U of I Extension Master Gardeners.

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Container Plant Workshop

May 9, 2015 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Allerton Visitor Center

$20

Another Great Mother’s Day activity! During our annual plant sale the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will be facilitating a Container Plant Workshop. The workshop includes a clay pot, planting media and your choice from a selection of our plant sale plants. Master gardeners will be on site to give advice on style, arrangement and care of plants. Workshop will take place at the plant sale next to the visitor center. Cost is $20 per person. Please RSVP @…

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A Garden Party – Fundrasier

May 29, 2015 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Come out for A Garden Party and spend a Spring evening in the Allerton gardens! On Friday, May 29th, enjoy live music and the sights and smells of the blooming Peony Garden, followed by a silent auction and dinner in the meadow. Festive garden party attire encouraged. The event will be held rain or shine! Tickets are $100 and must be purchased by May 21. Tickets are available online or by calling 217.333.3287. Includes dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. Cash bar…

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August 2015


3rd Saturday Garden Tour

August 15, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Come follow a garden tour and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours typically last 45-60 minutes. All ages welcome. Tours will start in the Visitor Center. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 333-3287.

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September 2015


Third Saturday Garden Tour

September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Come follow a garden tour and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours typically last 45-60 minutes. All ages welcome. Tours will start in the Visitor Center. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 333-3287.

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October 2015


Third Saturday Garden Tour (April-Oct)

October 17, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Come follow a garden tour and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours typically last 45-60 minutes. All ages welcome. Tours will start in the Visitor Center. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 333-3287.

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An Evening with Poe

October 30, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Evening with Poe,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,


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$20

Listen to haunting stories and poems from Edgar Allan Poe while surrounded by the grandeur and mystery of the Allerton Mansion. Afterwards take a candlelight tour of the Mansion and learn the history of the house and the man behind it all. A cash bar will be available. New this year – continue the experience by staying overnight in the Mansion! Overnight reservations are limited, and can be made by calling 217-333-3287. Event tickets can be purchased by calling 217-333-3287…

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April 2017


Third Saturday Garden Tour

April 15 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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May 2017


Third Saturday Garden Tour

May 20 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! **Weather policy: The tour will continue as scheduled under light drizzle conditions. Anything heavier…

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June 2017


Third Saturday Garden Tour

June 17 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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July 2017


Third Saturday Garden Tour

July 15 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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August 2017


Third Saturday Garden Tour

August 19 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

*Please be aware that this 3rd Saturday Garden Tour falls during our Prairie Sky Music Festival. The park will be open to the public at 8am. Starting at 12pm, entering or remaining in the park will require the purchase of a Festival pass.* Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history…

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September 2017


Mansion Public Tours

September 10 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SOLD OUT

Have you ever wanted to see the inside of the historic Allerton Mansion? Or hear more about the unique history of Robert Allerton and the creation of his estate? Here's your chance! The Allerton Mansion will be open for tours on Sunday, September 10. Tours include the first and second floors, and will be held at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Each tour is 45-60 minutes and is limited to 20 people. $5/person. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets…

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Third Saturday Garden Tour

September 16 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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October 2017


Third Saturday Garden Tour

October 21 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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