Dear President’s Circle Member,
Read Sophia's letter on the second anniversary of the Plant Science Center and learn about the two new conservation scientists who are helping the Chicago Botanic Garden fulfill its mission and achieve its goals.
Tips to Ensure Your Estate Plan Really Works
Thursday, October 6
8:30 a.m. coffee and doughnuts
9 to 10 a.m. presentation and discussion
Complimentary, but reservations are required
Join Stacy E. Singer, senior vice president, The Northern Trust Company, for an objective discussion of ways to ensure a smooth estate plan. This is a wonderful way to educate yourself in a familiar and beautiful setting. This strictly informational presentation is for both experienced estate planners and those new to the estate-planning process. It is appropriate for individuals who are single or married. Stacy has graciously agreed to share her knowledge with our group as an educational benefit to members of the Garden’s President’s Circle, Director’s Circle, and Garden Heritage Society.
Register online or call the President’s Circle hotline, (847) 835-6925, today.
Lifeways and Greenways: Social and Ecological Connectivity
A Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium
Friday, October 28, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
The Center for Humans and Nature and the Chicago Botanic Garden present this forum for the Chicago region that continues to focus on the ethical dimensions of conservation issues. This forum is designed for members, leaders, and volunteers in such conservation-minded organizations as Chicago Wilderness. Additionally, members of the public and academics/practitioners with a focus on ethical issues will enjoy engaging with like-minded peers with the same goal of increasing sustainable impacts on the environment.
Click here for more information and to register.
President's Circle Trip:
Palm Beach and Hobe Sound, Florida
February 8 to 12, 2012
Exclusive travel opportunity for members of the President’s Circle. Limited space still available; send in your reservation form today!
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Guild and President’s Circle Wonderland Express Preview Celebration
Tuesday, November 22, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Don’t miss the annual Wonderland Express Preview Celebration. Brighter and more festive than ever, this special evening features fun for the whole family, as well as a preview of Wonderland Express before it opens to the public!
Upcoming Garden Events
Fall Bulb Festival
Members-only bulb sale: Friday, September 30, 10 a.m. to noon
General public: Friday, September 30, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presents its annual Fall Bulb Festival, including the bulb sale featuring 242 varieties and a fall market of vendors selling pottery, baked goods, honey, and more. Preorder your bulbs online.
Autumn Brews: Seasonal Beer Tasting in the Garden
Thursday, October 6
6 to 8 p.m.
Member tickets: $15
Nonmember tickets: $17
Welcome the fall season with a cold glass of beer! Breweries will pour a few different seasonally selected beers in 1–ounce tastings, and local food vendors will sell light fare such as sliders, meats, and cheeses. Come to “drink in” the best of the season! Book now, as space is limited!
October 15 to 20
Family activities: Sunday, October 16
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In honor of the Jewish harvest holiday Sukkot, the National Council of Jewish Women will create its annual sukkah display at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden. Sukkot, or "The Festival of Booths," celebrates the end of the harvest and the days when the Hebrews dwelt in the wilderness before entering the Promised Land. The branch-covered booth is decorated with fall fruits and vegetables, including dried corn, squash, and gourds.
Digital Photography Contest
September 23 to November 1
Winners announced November 7
Show us your photos that best capture the magic of the Garden in fall! The digital photography contest will recognize two Grand Prize winners and one winner in each of five themed categories. Winners of our contest will have their photographs featured in downloadable wallpaper galleries on our website, seen by close to a million people each year, and may be featured in various Garden publications.
Please click on each of the photos above for information on these fun ways to enjoy the Garden.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society. The significant contributions of the Woman’s Board cannot be overstated. Year after year they have worked tirelessly to sponsor plant sales and other fundraising events that have directly benefited an extensive array of important Garden initiatives. The Woman’s Board makes what we do possible. On behalf of the entire Chicago Botanic Garden, I sincerely thank each and every past and present member.
President & CEO
Chicago Botanic Garden