Dear President’s Circle Member,
Read Sophia's letter on the recent Antiques & Garden Fair. Many people contributed to the success of this event, which occurred during some very challenging weather.
Midwest Bonsai Society Spring Show
Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This weekend, 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, and attend the free lectures at 10 a.m. Saturday on the evolution of the remarkable book Bonsai: A Patient Art, which highlights selections from the Garden’s renowned Bonsai Collection. Board member and bonsai enthusiast Robert H. Malott supported publication of this book.
Garden Heritage Society Dinner
Tuesday, May 28
6 to 8:30 p.m.
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. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, and an open house at the Butterflies & Blooms exhibition. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Rare Affair
Friday, June 7
6 to 10 p.m.
$250 per person
The Woman’s 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. Generously sponsored by BNY Wealth Management.
For more information or to reserve tickets or tables, please call (847) 835-6830.
Buckthorn Removal Day
Wednesday, June 19
9 a.m. to noon
Help make the Green Bay Trail beautiful by joining volunteers from the Chicago Botanic Garden, Ravinia Festival, the Park District of Highland Park, and the City of Highland Park for a buckthorn removal workday. Bring a lunch and picnic afterward on the Ravinia Festival grounds. Limited availability of gloves and tools; meet at the Braeside Train Station in Highland Park.
Summer Dinner Dance
Friday, June 21
6:30 p.m. to midnight
$750 per person
The most beautiful summer party of the year, the Summer Dinner Dance celebrates the start of the summer season. The black-tie soirée begins with cocktails in the Krasberg Rose Garden, followed by dinner and dancing. Generously underwritten by Northern Trust.
For more information or to reserve tickets or tables, please call (847) 835-6944.
Antiques & Garden Fair Preview Evening
Despite some significant challenges—all weather related—the Chicago Botanic Garden’s 13th Antiques & Garden Fair was a success. The three-day event began with a wonderful Preview Evening on Thursday, April 18. Don’t forget to read Sophia’s letter about the Fair if you haven’t seen it yet.
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Gardens of Distinction: Scott Byron
Tuesday, July 16
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year’s signature event for President’s Circle members offers a unique opportunity to tour exceptional local private gardens designed and created by Scott Byron. A leader in landscape design, construction, maintenance, and management, Scott Byron and Co. has thrived in an industry ever changing in style, technical services, and ecological and sustainability issues. The tour departs from and returns to the Visitor Center. Lunch is provided; dress comfortably.
Generously supported by The PrivateBank.
calendar of events
The complete 2013 listing of President’s Circle events is now available.
President & CEO
In This Issue:
• Midwest Bonsai
• Garden Heritage
• A Rare Affair
• Summer Dinner
• Photo Album
• Gardens of