Read Sophia's letter on how one person can make a difference in the lives of students of all ages, with rewards that will improve the quality of life for generations to come.
World Environment Day
Garden-wide activities and programs
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In our daylong celebration, the Gardenís own scientists and horticulturists will be stationed throughout the Garden demonstrating practices for protecting natural resources and conserving plants. Learn how to turn what the Garden does into practices you can use at home or in the workplace. Debra Shore, commissioner for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, will present the keynote address on the vital importance of protecting local waterways.
Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium: Assisted Migration of Plants
Friday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration fee applies
The 2010 Janet Meakin Poor Symposium focuses on human-mediated plant migration and its controversial role in fighting plant extinction. Join this one-day symposium as experts examine the topic from all sides and offer suggestions on how to maximize the benefits of assisted migration while minimizing the associated costs and risks.
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Summer Dinner Dance
Friday, June 25, 7 p.m.
The Chicago Botanic Garden presents its annual Summer Dinner Dance! Reservations are required for this black-tie affair; $600 per person. Call (847) 835-6944 for information and to make a reservation.
Eleventh Annual Gardens of Distinction
Sunday, July 18
$75 per person
Donít miss this signature Presidentís Circle event! You are invited to tour a beautiful North Shore private garden representing three historic periods of architecture and landscape design. Invitations will be mailed in June.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Calling all Garden photographers! Entries are still being accepted through June 21. Winners will be announced July 1.
Upcoming Garden Events
June through early September
6 Ė 9 p.m.
Bring your family and friends to enjoy free live music Monday through Thursday. Pack a picnic dinner or make a stop at the Garden Café and Garden Grille, and don’t miss the sun setting over your favorite Garden landscape.
June 23, July 28, August 25,
or 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. Supported by Harris Bank.
To register for the exclusive President’s Circle Farm Dinner on September 16, please call (847) 835-6925. If you are unable to attend in September, please register online.
Please click on each of the photos above for information on these fun Garden events.
Please join me in thanking the co-chairs of the Antiques & Garden Fair Preview Party. Standing on the left are Jane OíNeil and Alison McNally. On the right are Cathy Busch, Betsy Karp, and Susan Canmann. Along with Donna LaPietra, their tireless efforts and boundless energy resulted in an incredibly successful evening. More than 900 guests enjoyed a lovely, flower-filled evening with perfect weather, wonderful food and drink, and the chance to leisurely enjoy our tenth very successful show.
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. Please know I would love to hear from you any time.
With warm regards,
President & CEO
Chicago Botanic Garden
In this Issue:
• Sophia's Letter
• Dinner Dance
• Gardens of
• Photo Contest
• Farm Dinners
The President's Circle Steering Committee
President & CEO
May Cat Kneibler