Special Event for PAID Members ONLY - RSVP REQUIRED - Aquatic Nursery & Carnivorous Bog Garden Tour

About CAPS

The Chicago Aquatic Plant Society is a newly formed organization that emphasizes educating hobbyists about starting, keeping, and maintaining aquatic plants in the aquarium.

This site, and also our Facebook Community, serve as a platform where hobbyists can ask questions, exchange ideas, learn about aquascaping principles, and gain other information relevant to keeping planted tanks. If you are in Chicago or the surrounding area, come join us.

Next Event:

Special Event for PAID Members ONLY – RSVP REQUIRED – Aquatic Nursery & Carnivorous Bog Garden Tour

Date: August 25, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 38W135 Mc Donald Rd. Elgin IL, 60124

Special Event for PAID Members ONLY – RSVP REQUIRED – Aquatic Nursery & Carnivorous Bog Garden Tour

The event will be at one of our member’s property and will include guided tours of his Aquatic Nursery. These will include: Many indoor/outdoor ponds of water lilies and marginal pond plants, a lotus green house, two aquarium plant green houses, two acid carnivorous plant green houses, rain water collection and soil preparation. Please see the video here of a sample of what you will see on the tour.

The tour will start at 1:00 pm on Sunday August 25th and will be located at 38W135 Mc Donald Rd. Elgin IL, 60124. Please park on the lawn. We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE everyone to CARPOOL as much as possible or drop off cars nearby and then get a ride to the nursery as parking is very limited on site. Also, please bring your own folding chairs if you would like to sit at any point. CAPS will be providing snacks and refreshments. Feel free to bring plants for trading as we will have a table designated, as we typically do.

If you are already a PAID member, you should have received an email with the Eventbrite link to RSVP which is REQUIRED as space is limited. If not and would like to join, please do so on the CAPS Member page.

Please arrive on time!. Thank you everyone and we are all so excited for this special event.

Some Recent Member Tanks