Read Sophia's letter on the breadth of lifelong educational opportunities
the Garden is committed to offering—now and in the future—as the Garden, along with the many audiences it serves, keeps growing.
Antiques & Garden Fair
Thursday, April 15, 6 – 10 p.m.
Celebrate the 10th year of the Antiques & Garden Fair as it returns to the Garden in 2010! Enjoy priority shopping and elegant fare. Ticket prices begin at $200.
Click here for more information, or call (847) 835-6944.
The Antiques & Garden Fair runs April 16 – 18, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Buy one-day passes online or visit the Information Desk in the Visitor Center.
A Bloomin’ Festival
Friday – Sunday, May 14 – 16
Members-Only Preview Night,
May 13, 4 – 7 p.m.
Kick off the 2010 growing season with A Bloomin’ Festival, a new event combining A Bloomin’ Sale and an open-air market. A Bloomin' Sale returns with an incomparable array of plants on sale at this popular annual Garden event, brought to you by the Woman’s Board. The market will feature vendors selling fresh produce, pottery, honey, baked goods, and much more. Enjoy gardening demonstrations, shop while listening to live music, and bring your home garden tools for sharpening!
Register online for the Preview Night.
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Going Green as a Family in McDonald Woods
Sunday, May 16, 2 – 4 p.m.
$25 per person
Presidentís Circle members are invited to explore the McDonald Woods with their family and friends. Woodland conservation activities and seasonal snacks will make this the perfect spring afternoon!
A Sunday Afternoon with Judith Tankard
Sunday, May 23
Lecture: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Alsdorf Auditorium
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 will be mailed in early April to Presidentís Circle Sustaining, Laureate, and Chairmanís Circle members and Breasted Society members of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
Upcoming Garden Events
A Tale of a Secret Garden
Sunday, April 25, 1:30 Ė 3:30 p.m., Plant Science Center
Author Lucinda Fleeson discusses Robert Allerton’s Hawaiian estate and one of the most secretive of the great gardens of the world. In this talk, Ms. Fleeson will share some of the hidden Allerton history, as well as the estate’s evolution into part of a national center for plant conservation. Her book, Waking Up in Eden: In Pursuit of an Impassioned Life on an Imperiled Island, will be available for purchase and signing following the lecture.
Please click on each of the photos above for information on these fun Garden events.
With spring beckoning, the Garden—a living laboratory for students and visitors of all ages—will soon awaken from its winter slumber to remind us anew how lucky we are to have it.
Every day, it is an honor and privilege to serve the Chicago Botanic
Your help makes it possible for people to enjoy beautiful gardens, and to live better, healthier, and more satisfying lives. Please know I would love to hear from you any time.
With warm regards,
President & CEO
Chicago Botanic Garden