Events for President's Circle Members

Orchid Show Preview Night

The Orchid Show Preview Evening
Friday, February 13, 2015
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Regenstein Center
Celebrate the opening night of the Orchid Show! Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and rhythms from the Chris Forte Jazz Ensemble.
And the flowers? More than 10,000 orchids, all blooming at once. Be among the first to view the show.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Behind–the-Scenes Tours of the Orchid Show
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
10:30 – 11:30 a.m or 1 – 2 p.m.
$8; reservations limited
Call (847) 835-6925
Learn about the Orchid Show’s origins, programming, plant selection, and maintenance with Stephanie Lindemann, manager horticultural events and Tom Weaver, horticulturist

President’s Circle Hawaiian Adventure
Thursday, February 26 – Thursday, March 5, 2015
Sold Out

Antiques, Garden & Design Show Preview Party

Antiques, Garden & Design Show Preview Party
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Savor sumptuous fare in the beautiful setting while celebrating spring, stylish living, and exquisite gardens.

Why are Gardens Important?

Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr. Lecture: Why Are Gardens Important?
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ben Lenhardt, chairman of the Garden Conservancy and a Chicago Botanic Garden Board member, shares slides and the history of beautiful gardens from around the world.

Harvest Ball

Summer Dinner Dance
Friday, June 19, 2015

It’s the summer season’s most beautiful party! This black-tie soiree begins with cocktails, followed by dinner and dancing.

Gardens of Distinction

Gardens of Distinction
Wednesday & Thursday, July 22 & 23, 2015

Travel point: Visitor Center, Chicago Botanic Garden
Depart 8 a.m. Wednesday; return by 5 p.m. Thursday
$500 per person; hotel and meals included
Call (847) 835-6925 to R.S.V.P.; $100 deposit required with reservation.

Join us for our 2015 signature event: an overnight trip to Madison, Wisconsin. We will visit the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, a locally treasured and globally renowned source of beauty and sustainability; three magnificent private gardens; and more. Accommodations are at the historic and newly renovated Edgewater on Lake Mendota, known for its hospitality.

Urban Agriculture Tour

Urban Agriculture Tour
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Learn how the Chicago Botanic Garden's Windy City Harvest urban gardens function as community training and education centers.

Harvest Ball

Harvest Ball
Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden hosts a fun and elegant party on the early fall grounds of the Garden.

Chicago City Parks: Art and Architecture Tour with Julia Bachrach
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This exciting tour includes an underground exploration of Buckingham Fountain; lunch is included.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
State of the Garden Address with Sophia Shaw
The 2015 State of the Garden address includes remarks about the Chicago Horticultural Society’s 125th anniversary by author Cathy Maloney.

All Aboard!

All Aboard! Gala Dinner
Thursday, December 3, 2015
The Woman's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presents its tenth annual Wonderland Express gala.

WEX Family Celebration

Wonderland Express Family Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Enjoy breakfast, a visit with Santa, candy-cane making, and early entry to the exhibit.