Events

Bus Trip:
A New Perspective of Flint - Art, Gardens, and Great Food

October 10, 2019 8:30 am 7:30 pm

Join us for an inspiring day of fine art, fabulous food, and fantastic gardens in Flint!

Discover Applewood, the Charles Stewart Mott estate, with a guided house tour and a tour of the grounds. Charles Stewart Mott built Applewood in 1916 as a family home and gentleman’s farm. Today, it’s a vital community resource open to all from May through October. In addition to an elegant home with an attached greenhouse, the 34-acre estate includes an apple orchard with 29 heirloom varieties, extensive gardens, a gatehouse, barn, and chicken coop. In 2016, Applewood celebrated it’s 100-year anniversary with expanded opportunities to learn, share, and grow. Applewood Estate is a Michigan Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

Enjoy a locally sourced seasonal lunch at one of Flint’s fine dining establishments. Located in the revitalized downtown area, Cork on Saginaw has won awards for Best Fine Dining, Best Service, and Best Wine List from My City and 2016 Restaurant of the Year Award from the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The menu includes eclectic American and European plates.

Finally, explore Flint Institute of Art with a guided tour through the state’s second largest art museum and one of the largest museum art schools in the nation. This organization’s large collection includes art from the United States, Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. Gain a new perspective on works by artists who are also featured at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: Chakaia Booker, Deborah Butterfield, Alexander Calder, George Rickey, Edgar Degas, Henry Moore, and Auguste Rodin. Additionally, the museum holds a large collection of contemporary craft works, featuring glass and ceramic works from the mid-20th century to present day. There is much to explore in this gem
of a museum!

The fee includes bus transportation, lunch, tours, admission fees and a sandwich for the return drive. Expect some stairs and a fair amount of walking and standing. Accommodations may be possible—please call 616-974-5225 for more details. Register at MeijerGardens.org/calendar or call 616-975-3184 or 616-975-3147.

Member Cost: $100
Non-Member Cost: $120