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Events for President's Circle Members


Gardens of Distinction
Sunday, August 23, 3 to 5 p.m.
$50 per person

Originally the head gardener’s cottage and part of the estate to the north, Thornewood has a long history of professional gardeners in residence, including the current owner. You will meander through a series of garden rooms, each with its own unique theme: a rain garden, a woodland garden, a vegetable garden, and two mini-bogs, to name a few. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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.

Buckingham Fountain

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.

CHS anniversary

State of the Garden Address with Sophia Shaw
Thursday, October 1, 2015
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
Friday, December 4, 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 12, 2015

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