What You'll Get
Without plants, there would be no oxygen and nothing to prevent bunnies from discovering that humans taste delicious. Repay them with a social visit with today's Groupon: for $5, you get one adult admission to the Schedel Arboretum & Gardens (a $10 value), located in Elmore.
Formerly the expansive estate of the philanthropic Joseph and Marie Schedel, the Schedel Arboretum & Gardens boasts four bountiful flower gardens on more than 17 picturesque acres nestled next to the Portage River. A self-guided tour brochure outlines a leisurely stroll through the gardens, highlighting beautiful, unusual, and rare plants.
Each season gives the gardens a different personality, from vibrant spring flowers to autumn's fiery foliage. Peruse the winter-hardy denizens of the Perennial Garden, with earthy shrubs, bright lilies, and statuary of all kinds. The Kitchen Garden offers a rare look at herbs and vegetables in their natural state, hanging off the vine, blooming from the ground, and hidden in tins beneath the earth awaiting a shovel and can opener. Seek quiet refuge in the traditional Japanese Gardens, with exotic trees sprouting leaves the color of cinnamon and butterscotch candy, and a gently rippling pond feeding the rich greenery at its banks. Fragrant-flower-seekers can prance about the Rose Garden, where hundreds of roses in every color unfurl in the warm sunshine and beg to be painted red.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Not Valid on Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, 9/11/11. Closed on Mondays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.