Read Sophia's letter on the many ways the Garden strives to provide a sense of pleasure, understanding, and belonging to you and the 900,000 people who will visit the Garden this year.
A Sunday Afternoon with Judith Tankard
Sunday, May 23
Lecture: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Reception: 4 – 6 p.m., hosted at a private Glencoe residence
$25 per person
Presented by the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Join landscape historian and author Judith Tankard as she discusses her newest book, Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes. Invitations were mailed in early April to Presidentís Circle Sustaining, Laureate, and Chairmanís Circle members and Breasted Society members of the Oriental Institute.
King's Hill Farm
It’s not too late to sign up for a King’s Hill Farm CSA vegetable share! Beginning June 6, you can pick up your box of freshly harvested vegetables twice a month at the Garden’s Farmers’ Market. What better way to enjoy the many tastes of the season?
save the date
Don’t miss the May crabapples! Check What’s in Bloom regularly for updates on spring blossoms around the Garden.
Presidentís Circle Farm Dinner
September 16, 5 – 8 p.m.
$200 per person
President’s Circle members are invited to join farmers, food artisans, and makers of wine, beer, and spirits for a one-of-a-kind meal made with fresh, seasonal ingredients by a local chef and served family-style in a casual outdoor setting. Look for more information coming soon.
For more information on the Garden-wide Farm Dinners in June, July, and August click here.
Calling all Garden photographers! Entries are being accepted through June 21 for the Spring Digital Photography Contest. Winners will be announced July 1.
Upcoming Garden Events
A Bloomin’ Festival
Friday – Sunday, May 14 – 16
Members-Only Preview Night,
May 13, 4 – 7 p.m.
Kick off the 2010 growing season at A Bloomin’ Festival with an incomparable array of plants on sale and an open-air market featuring vendors selling fresh produce, pottery, honey, baked goods, and much more.
Register online for the Preview Night.
Sign up for summer Camp CBG by April 30 and enjoy lower registration fees. There are many programs still available, including My First Camps, designed for children ages 2 and 3. Fees for the weeklong camps increase on May 1.
Kids Dig It Challenge
Children ages 4 to 13 whose families are Garden Plus members are invited to participate in the Gardenís new youth horticulture competition. Click here for more information!
Please click on each of the photos above for information on these fun Garden events.
I want to thank Tina Tchen, director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Office, for giving the Garden the opportunity to visit the West Wing and discuss the many ways we can work to support the current Administrationís goals. We talked about Windy City Harvest and connecting to the President and First Ladyís efforts to fight obesity, increase access to fresh produce, encourage gardening, and create jobs toward building a green economy.
Every day, it is an honor and privilege to serve the Chicago Botanic
Garden. Your help makes it possible for people to enjoy beautiful gardens, and to live better, healthier, and more satisfying lives.
With warm regards,
President & CEO
Chicago Botanic Garden
In this Issue:
• Sophia's Letter
• Judith Tankard
• King's Hill Farm
• May Crabapples
• Farm Dinner
• Photo Contest
• A Bloomin'
• Camp CBG
• Kids Dig It
The President's Circle Steering Committee
President and CEO
May Cat Kneibler