The President's Circle


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President's Circle Events

Peter Crane"Seeds and the Future" Lecture and Reception with Dr. Peter Crane

Thursday, November 20, 2008
7 p.m. Alsdorf Auditorium
Dr. Peter Crane will discuss the importance of international seed banking from the world's most endangered plant species along with the significant conservation work being done at the Garden. Former head of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, he was awarded knighthood in 2004 by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to conservation and horticulture and serves as a member of the board of directors of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Kindly RSVP by clicking or phone (847) 835-8353 before November 18. Reservations are required.

Tree LightingHoliday Tree Lighting and Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Wonderland Express

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
4:30 – 6:30 p.m., $50 per family
Esplanade and Nichols Hall
Sophia and Jon Siskel and family invite you and your family to a behind-the-scenes tour of Wonderland Express, including seasonal refreshments, activities, and entertainment.

Kindly call (847) 835-8353 to RSVP before November 20. Reservations are required.

Exclusive to President’s Circle Members:
Early Registration for 2009 Camp CBG!

Camp CBGPresident's Circle members can register early for Camp CBG, beginning December 5, 2008, for 2009 programs. Registration begins on January 5. Please contact the camp registrar at (847) 835-6801 to receive the early registration form.

For further program content and schedule information for Camp CBG, please click here.

New President's Circle Website

Please visit the President’s Circle website at to view 2009 events, request additional information for upcoming events, and receive a password to order prints of recent President’s Circle events.

The President's Circle Steering Committee

Sophia Siskel
President and CEO

Susan Stone
Michael Busch

George Bodeen
Nancy Bodeen
Mary Boyer
Susan Canmann
John Deimel
Frank Farwell
John Fornengo
Dorothy Gardner
James Glasser
Alice Goltra
Kathi Grant
Tricia Hagenah
Will Hagenah
Florence Hart
Marci Holzer
Betsy Karp
Jennifer Kasten
May Cat Kneibler
Brooke Kuehnle
Cindy Lenhardt
Laura Linger
Anne Loucks
Stephanie Madigan
John McEnaney
Brooks Morgan
Terry Moritz
Michael Rhoades
Patti Ross
Arch Shaw
Charlene Shaw
Robert Shaw
Gary Slack
Susan Spears
Pam Szokol
Paula Trienens
Ernest Waud
Nicole Williams
Heather Wright

Garden Events

Holiday Events

Wonderland Express
November 28, 2008 – January 4, 2009
Wonderland Express heralds the winter holidays with sparkle, magic, and great family fun! Miniature trains, outdoor lights, flowering plants, and more will delight every family member.

Reindog Parade, December 6
Supper with Santa, December 11, 16, or 18
Hanukkah Dinner and Concert, December 22

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