Chicago Botanic Garden

Dr. HopperEVENTS Calendar

Special Events

Dr. Stephen D. Hopper Lecture and President’s Circle Dinner

Thursday, October 8, 2009
6 to 7 p.m. Lecture, Alsdorf Auditorium
$19 Member/$24 Nonmember
Complimentary for President’s Circle members

7 to 9 p.m. President’s Circle Dinner
$65 per person, exclusively for President’s Circle members

The Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden presents Plant-based solutions for a changing world: the role of Botanic Gardens, a lecture by Dr. Stephen D. Hopper, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as he visits the Chicago Botanic Garden during Kew's 250th anniversary.

The lecture is open to the public and tickets are complimentary for President's Circle members. A buffet dinner will be held in honor of Dr. Hopper following the lecture for $65 per person. Please register in advance, as space is limited. By completing the online reservation form below, you and your guest(s) will automatically be registered to attend the public lecture.

Online reservations MUST be made by Monday, October 5, 2009. For more information about this event or to place your reservation over the phone, please call the President’s Circle hotline at (847) 835-6925.

If you and your guest(s) would enjoy a tour of the new Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center prior to Dr. Hopper’s lecture, please call the President’s Circle hotline at (847) 835-6925 to register. Tours will be available at 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.

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Purchase your tickets now! Reservations MUST be made by October 5.

Number of tickets (at $65 per person)

Names of guests (INCLUDING purchaser/reservation name, please fill in your reservation name on the left and include yourself in the guest list):


Your total Ticket Reservation: $

To pay by check click here for the mail-in print form.

NOTE: Reservations are non-refundable.