Rosecrance Flower Day at Gensler Gardens Thursday, May 11, at two locations

Rosecrance Flower Day at Gensler Gardens marks the official start of the planting season and raises funds for mental health and substance abuse treatment programs and services.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at both Gensler Gardens locations: 8631 11th Street, Davis Junction; and 102 Orth Road, Loves Park.

Shoppers have an opportunity to enter a drawing to win one of several Mother’s Day gift baskets valued at more than $200 each.

Rosecrance volunteers will be on hand to assist in the greenhouses and in carrying purchases to vehicles.

The annual sale always takes place on the Thursday before Mother’s Day, which is the typical turning point in northern Illinois for safe planting. Gensler Gardens is known for its lush and healthy hanging baskets, a longtime favorite for Mother’s Day gift giving.

Gensler Gardens offers a full greenhouse selection of annuals, perennials and gorgeous hanging baskets. The Gensler family generously donates a portion of the day’s proceeds to Rosecrance. Flower Day annually raises about $25,000 to support treatment services.

“We are enormously grateful to the Gensler family for welcoming the planting season with a special event that benefits the people we serve,” said Anne Boccignone, Rosecrance VP of Communications and Development. “Proceeds from Flower Day sales benefit Rosecrance programs and services.”