Dear President’s Circle Member,
I have looked forward to new posts from our Garden blog, my.chicagobotanic.org, since we launched this new social media site last yearóitís a great example of how the Garden communicates to a membership that is growing more technologically savvy every year. The blog is easy and fun, and the topics are as varied as the Garden itself. To join, click here, enter your e-mail address in the box provided, and youíll receive a link to new blog posts in your e-mail inbox. Recently I took a painting class, and enjoyed posting about my experience. After you join and explore the Garden blog, please let me know what you think. I value your opinion!
When the Presidentís Circle formed in 1998, the Chicago Botanic Gardenís most loyal members were able to forge a deeper connection with this living museum. I am so grateful to each of you for the exceptional generosity and support you provide as a member of the Presidentís Circle. Thanks to you, the Garden is able to keep growing.
I hope to see you at the Presidentís Circle events described below. Meanwhile, enjoy the spring weather and all thatís blooming at the Garden during this glorious season of renewal.
With gratitude for your support of the Chicago Botanic Garden,
President & CEO
Chicago Botanic Garden
State of the Garden Address
Note New Date and Time
Saturday, May 11
11 a.m. to noon
Light refreshments will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Join President and CEO Sophia Siskel in the Regenstein Center for an informal address and review of the Gardenís accomplishments, goals, and expectations for the future.
Please R.S.V.P. for this complimentary event if you plan to attend.
The Emerald Ash Borer: What You Need To Know
Friday, May 10, or
Saturday, May 11
10 a.m. to noon
Join the Chicago Botanic Garden and Autumn - SavATree for a free, informative presentation that will help you gain a better understanding of the emerald ash borer and how your trees might be affected by this problematic insect.
Celebrating the Plant Biology and Conservation Graduate Program
Thursday, May 16
5 to 7 p.m.
Awarding of Chicago Horticultural Society Medal at 6 p.m.
Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and meet graduate students at this celebration of plant conservation and the Northwestern University Ė Chicago Botanic Garden graduate program in plant biology and conservation. During the event, Suzanne S. Dixon will receive the 2013 Chicago Horticultural Society Medal.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 835-6958 to R.S.V.P. for this event by May 9.
Midwest Bonsai Society Spring Show
Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Midwest Bonsai Society holds its spring show featuring spring-blooming trees, bonsai on rocks, and suiseki (the Japanese art of stones). Enjoy the show, then visit the Garden shop to purchase a copy of Bonsai: A Patient Art, which highlights selections from the Gardenís renowned Bonsai Collection. Board member and bonsai enthusiast Robert H. Malott supported publication of this book.
Garden Heritage Society Dinner
Tuesday, May 28
If you have included the Chicago Botanic Garden in a will or trust provision or in a planned gift, you are invited to attend the Garden Heritage Society dinner on May 28. If you are not currently a member of the Society, to ensure that you receive your invitation please contact Patty Shanahan at (847) 835-6838 or email@example.com.
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A Rare Affair
Friday, June 7
The Womanís Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society hosts cocktails, dinner, and a live and silent auction of plants not readily available. These rare plants are gleaned from foreign collecting expeditions, private collections, and new introductions, and include plants of unusual size or form.
Summer Dinner Dance
Friday, June 21
The most beautiful summer party of the year, the Summer Dinner Dance celebrates the start of the summer season. The black-tie soirťe begins with cocktails in the Krasberg Rose Garden, followed by dinner and dancing.
calendar of events
The complete 2013 listing of President’s Circle events is now available.
President & CEO
In This Issue:
• State of the
• Emerald Ash
• Celebrating Plant
• Midwest Bonsai
• Garden Heritage
• A Rare Affair
• Summer Dinner