Today, our guest speaker was Bob Carr, Manager - Cantigny Park Greenhouse. 
Bob visits with us annually in connection with the Club's Poinsettia Sale (31st year!) to update us on the crop grown for the Club, and to educate us on the history and care of the plant. Independent of this is the Cantigny Park Shades of Crimson Poinsettia Display and Sale (Friday, November 19)  which includes an amazing tour of the greenhouse.

Shades of Crimson Poinsettia Display and Sale

11 am – 5 pm
Free with paid parking ($5)

Get in the holiday spirit by experiencing up to 3,ooo poinsettia plants in one place–a sea of red, pink, white and every shade in between!  Some 15 varieties in various sizes will be on display and available for sale at special prices. Choose from the brightest and freshest poinsettias in the region and learn a few things about the “Christmas flower” from Cantigny Horticulture staff members.  Plant sales close at 4:30 pm.

Please park at the Cantigny Visitors Center, then ride our festive trolley to the greenhouse and back. When at the Visitors Center, check out the Mistletoe Market from 1 to 7 pm for unique holiday gifts from local artists and crafters.

Please note:

As we are following current CDC guidelines, please wear a mask when traveling on the trolley and when indoors in our greenhouse.

There are 16 varieties of poinsettias to choose from but in order to prevent large numbers of people congregating in our plant sales area we will be pre-packaging the plants.

We will be monitoring the number of people in the sales area–if the area becomes congested we may ask you to remain in the greenhouse until the flow eases in the sales area.

Thank you for your cooperation!