Sophia reflects on her appreciation for changes at the Garden during fall, and how the natural world has the power to comfort and inspire.
Please click here to read Sophia’s letter.
Free Dahlia Tubers, October 15 – 20
President’s Circle members are invited to take home tubers of Karma Sangria dahlia, which graced the Garden this summer. Tubers are in Parking Lot 4 on a first come, first served basis. Bring your own container. Click here for overwintering advice.
Lenhardt Library Rare Book Collection Tour and Dinner
Tuesday, November 3, 6 to 9 p.m.
Ben and Cindy Lenhardt invite President's Circle members for a more intimate and exclusive look at the Garden's Rare Book Collection.
Register online or call the President’s Circle hotline,
(847) 835-6925. Space is limited, so register early!
Holiday Tree Lighting and Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Wonderland Express
Tuesday, November 24, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 5 p.m.
Donít miss the second-annual Presidentís Circle and Guild Holiday Tree
Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy family activities and entertainment, dinner, and a tour of Wonderland Express before it opens to the public!
register online or call (847) 835-6925.
View photographs from these and past Presidentís Circle events (the password is ďcircleĒ).
Family Summer Send-off and Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Presidentís Circle members, their families, and friends competed in a cross-Garden scavenger hunt while enjoying ice cream and popcorn in the Rose Garden on September 13.
Dr. Stephen Hopper Lecture
On October 8, Presidentís Circle members enjoyed a lecture and intimate dinner with Dr. Stephen D. Hopper, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Dr. Hopper addressed the vital roles 2,574 botanic gardens in 108 countries are positioned to play: demonstrating biodiversity; restoring habitats with locally appropriate plants; generating support for worldwide plant-based solutions for climate change; and, importantly, inspiring hope.
For upcoming Garden event information, click each photo above.
The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center was made possible by the generous support of many President’s Circle members. Thank you to those who made the Opening Dinner on September 21 such a wonderful success!
Every day, it is an honor and privilege to serve the Chicago Botanic Garden and I am so grateful for your support. You help us bring joy to people’s lives and help to save the planet by saving plants. Please know I would love to hear from you at any time.
Thank you so very much.
President & CEO
Chicago Botanic Garden
In this Issue:
• Sophia's Letter
• Library Tour
• Holiday Tree
• Family Summer
• Dr. Hopper
The President's Circle Steering Committee
President and CEO
May Cat Kneibler