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On Tuesday, September 15, 2009, members of twenty-one east side garden groups and their honored guests will come together at the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory to take part in "Step Into the Gardens." This delightful event, hosted by Grosse Pointe Farm and Garden, is chaired by Beth Fisher and Beth Rentschl er. Other groups offering support include the Belle lisle Botanical Society, Deeplands Garden Club, Detroit Garden Center, Grand Marais Garden Club, Grosse Pointe Garden Center, Grosse Pointe Park Garden Club, Grosse Pointe shores Branch Women’s National Farm and Garden Association, Grosse Pointe Woods Garden Club, and   Herb Society of America- Grosse Pointe Unit. Admission is $40.
Other organizations include Junior League Gardeners, La Societe des Jardinieres, Men’s Garden Club of Grosse Pointe, St. Clair Shores Garden Club, The Garden Society, The Grosse Pointe Garden Club, the Pointe Garden Club, Village Garden Club and Windmill Pointe Garden Club.
Festivities, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, feature live music, an open bar and elegant hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds from the party will go directly to the Belle Isle Botanical Society for the restoration and repair of staircases in the gardens surrounding the Conservatory.
Checks should be payable to Grosse Pointe Farm and Garden Club, 29 Dyar20Lane, Grosse Pointe MI 48236. If you wish to make a donation and/or cannot attend the function, please make checks payable to Belle Isle Botanical Society for any amount, sent to the same address.  They are fully tax-deductible and go directly towards the steps' restoration.