The President's Circle
Welcome to the June E-Newsletter

Music on the EsplanadeRead Sophia's letter on a wonderful way to take advantage of every minute of long days and warm summer-evening air.

You're invited!

11th Annual Gardens of Distinction11th Annual Gardens of Distinction

Sunday, July 18, 4 to 6 p.m.
$75 per person

You are invited to view a spectacular private home and garden, representing three historic periods of architecture and landscape design. Reservations are required. Generously supported by PNC.

Please look for your invitation in the mail or call (847) 835-6925 for more information.

recent president's circle events

Judith Tankard Lecture A Sunday Afternoon with Judith Tankard

On May 23, members of the President’s Circle and the Breasted Society of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago were treated to A Sunday Afternoon with Judith Tankard. Thank you to Judith for her fantastic lecture on Beatrix Farrand. And thank you to Nicole Williams and Larry Becker for their friendship and support in hosting such a beautiful evening.

View photographs from past President’s Circle events (the password is “circle”).

save the date

Farm DinnersPresident’s Circle Farm Dinner

September 16, 5 to 8 p.m.
$200 per person

The Garden invites you to celebrate food as we bring together local farmers, winemakers, breweries, and our own Green Youth Farm for a spectacular multicourse meal. Our talented chef, Cleetus Friedman, will wow your palate as we explore the relationship between the earth and the food you will enjoy. The summer Farm Dinner series is generously supported by Harris Bank.

To register for the President’s Circle Farm Dinner on September 16, please call (847) 835-6925. If you are unable to attend in September, register online.

Garden Events

Summer EveningsMusic on the Esplanade

Tuesday evenings
June through early September
6 to 8 p.m.

Unwind after your workday, bring a picnic dinner or dine at the Garden Grille, and listen to relaxing performances by local musicians set on the Chicago Botanic Garden's front lawn. July’s lineup features flamenco, pop, R&B, and classic jazz! Click here for this summer’s performance schedule.

Upcoming Events

Please click on each of the photos above for information on these fun ways to enjoy the Garden.

ABS co-chairsLast month’s A Bloomin’ Festival Preview Evening was a great success, with record attendance despite the unpredictable springtime weather! Please join me in thanking the Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society for their tireless efforts in bringing this weekend festival to life and all of this year’s wonderful volunteers and participants.

With warm regards,

Sophia Siskel
President & CEO
Chicago Botanic Garden

Sophia Siskel
President & CEO

Jane O’Neil
Susan Canmann
President’s Circle

In This Issue:

Sophia's Letter
Gardens of
Judith Tankard
Farm Dinners
Music on
   the Esplanade
Farmer's Market Garden Cafe and Grille Evening Prairie Walk