GLENCOE, IL (February 19, 2014) – Over 350 people came in from the cold to “Escape to Paradise,” a preview event for the Orchid Show. The Hawaiian Islands provided leis and a welcoming aloha to guests upon entry into the warm floral oasis, which featured 10,000 sensational orchids in floor-to-ceiling displays of colorful, fragrant blooms. Aloha Lives! played and hula dancers entertained while guests sipped a “paradise cocktail” and savored Hawaiian-inspired hors d’oeuvres.
GLENCOE, Ill. (February 11, 2014) – Chicago Botanic Garden members can obtain reduced admission to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show taking place Saturday, March 15 through Sunday, March 23 at Navy Pier. A $4 discount will be given to visitors showing their Garden membership cards when purchasing tickets at the box office. The offer may not be combined with other discount offers and is not valid for online ticket orders.
GLENCOE, IL (February 6, 2014) – A juried photography exhibition will display 65 to 70 views of the Chicago Botanic Garden and other natural scenes from March 22 through April 6, 2014, in the Regenstein Center’s Joutras Gallery. The event is free and open to the public. Normal parking fees apply.
GLENCOE, Ill. (January 29, 2014) – The Exotic Orchids: Orchestrated in Print rare book exhibition gives visitors a glimpse into the Victorian orchid craze and makes the case for the conservation and restoration of sensitive habitats. Many of the species depicted in the beautiful scientific illustrations on display face environmental threats, according to Stacy Stoldt, curator of the Lenhardt Library’s latest rare book exhibition opening on Friday, February 14, in conjunction with the Orchid Show.
GLENCOE, IL (January 28, 2014)—If gardening is an art, than saving seeds is like curating your art collection! The Chicago Botanic Garden presents an afternoon of sharing and swapping seeds and knowledge at its annual Seed Swap on Sunday, February 23. The event gives gardeners an opportunity to share and swap seeds with others as well as learn more about saving seeds and starting seeds indoors.
GLENCOE, IL (Jan. 21, 2014) – Leave winter far behind at “Escape to Paradise,” a preview event for the Orchid Show, co-chaired by Carolyn Katz and Lorill Haynes of the Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society. Guests are encouraged to don resort cocktail attire; they will be greeted with Hawaiian leis upon entry into the warm floral oasis. The musical group, Aloha Lives!, will play as guests sip tropical cocktails and savor Hawaiian-inspired hors d’oeuvres while surrounded by 10,000 sensational orchids in floor-to-ceiling displays of colorful, fragrant blooms.
Looking for a new twist on hearts and flowers? Enjoy lei-making, chocolate-scented blooms and more at the Orchid Show
GLENCOE, IL (January 13, 2014) – The Illinois Orchid Society will launch the Spring 2014 American Flower Show Series at the Chicago Botanic Garden with an exhibition on March 8 and 9. The event will be held in conjunction with the Orchid Show, a month-long exhibition staged throughout the Regenstein Center from February 15 through March 16.
GLENCOE, IL (December 30, 2013) – For the first time in its 41-year history, the Chicago Botanic Garden has attracted more than one million visitors in a calendar year. Today’s milestone represents a five percent increase over 2012, the second highest attendance year on record, and is the fourth annual attendance record in the past five years.
GLENCOE, Ill. (December 20, 2013) – For the first time in its 41-year history, the Chicago Botanic Garden is on the cusp of attracting one million visitors in a calendar year. The benchmark, which the Garden hopes to reach on December 31, represents a 5 percent increase over 2012, the second highest attendance year on record. That year, 954,727 people visited the Garden.
GLENCOE, IL (December 13, 2013) – The Chicago Botanic Garden today awarded the Forest Preserves of Cook County the 2013 Hutchinson Medal to recognize leadership in ecological restoration and education.
The Woman's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society recently held its eighth annual All Aboard! Party amid the Garden’s festive indoor holiday and model train exhibition, Wonderland Express. In keeping with All Aboard! tradition, the benefit chairs, Marianne Bestler, of Hinsdale, and Carole Sandner, of Lake Bluff, evoked the theme of a grand train journey, “From Paris to Versailles in Style.” Peggy Carr, a Woman’s Board member since 1960, served as honorary chair of the event.
GLENCOE, IL (November 21, 2013) – On December 4, the Chicago Botanic Garden will be the first public garden in the country, and the first cultural institution in Chicago, to host a virtual field trip utilizing the Google+ platform. Funding for field trips is shrinking, so why not bring the field trip directly to students?
GLENCOE, Ill. (Nov. 12, 2013) – Surprise the special people on your holiday shopping list with a gift from the Chicago Botanic Garden. Frequent visitors often wish to take a piece of the Garden’s beauty home with them. Here, we offer some ways to do just that!
GLENCOE, Ill. (November 7, 2013) Multiyear efforts to restore native species to two natural areas at the Chicago Botanic Garden—the Garden Lakes and McDonald Woods—have received four honors from three diverse organizations.
GLENCOE, Ill. (November 7, 2013) – Camp CBG, the summer day-camp program at the Chicago Botanic Garden, has received accreditation from the American Camp Association, an industry group committed to ensuring safe and nurturing camp experiences.
“The ACA accreditation confirms that we’re operating—and have been for years—according to the best practices for day camps,” said Amy Wells, manager of camps at the Chicago Botanic Garden. “It’s the ‘Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval’ for summer camps.”
GLENCOE, Ill. (November 5, 2013) – Wonderland Express celebrates the holiday season with outdoor light displays, an indoor model train exhibition, halls decked with wreaths, and greenhouses staged with abundant poinsettias and amaryllis. New this year to the festivities will be ice sculpting.
GLENCOE, Ill. (October 21, 2013) – Japanese tradition gives us the three friends of winter—pine, bamboo and plum—as symbols of perseverance, resiliency and hope in the face of hardship. The centuries-old tradition will be celebrated during the Three Friends of Winter bonsai silhouette show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, January 24, through Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Nichols Hall.
GLENCOE, Ill. (October 17, 2013) – Rare books giving insights into the origins of modern medicine will be displayed at Healing Plants: Illustrated Herbals, a special exhibition of selected volumes from the Lenhardt Library’s Rare Book Collection. The event runs from Friday, November 15, 2013, to Sunday, February 9, 2014.
GLENCOE, Ill. (October 7, 2013) – Chicago Botanic Garden researchers have received a $1.54 million Dimensions in Biodiversity grant from the National Science Foundation to study the way flowers use scent to attract the pollinators they need to reproduce and survive. The floral scent may also draw flower predators, and this can play an important role in the evolution and diversification of plant species. The Dimensions of Biodiversity program is a “race against time” to transform our understanding of the scope and role of life on earth, according to the NSF.
GLENCOE, Ill. (Sept. 30, 2013) – The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Spooky Pooch Parade takes place October 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is the only day of the year dogs will have an opportunity to take their humans to the Garden.
GLENCOE, Ill. (September 25, 2013) – A full-day symposium exploring the ethical issues surrounding extinction, and the relationship between species loss and cultural destabilization will be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden this spring. “Forum 2014: A Cascade of Loss, an Ethics of Recovery,” a partnered program with the Center for Humans & Nature, will reflect on the centennial anniversary of the death of Martha, the last passenger pigeon. Activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Garden’s Regenstein Center.
GLENCOE, Ill. (September 24, 2013) – The intricate textiles of Cuetzalan, a mountain town deep in the tropical rainforests of Mexico’s Sierra Norte region, will be one of many traditions featured at the 17th annual Fine Art of Fiber Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
GLENCOE, Ill. (Sept. 24, 2013) — The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden recently hosted the 15th Annual Harvest Ball, drawing 400 guests to the beautiful early fall grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The ball raised $450,000 to support the development of the Learning Campus's educational display garden, designed by Mikyoung Kim. This new garden will welcome families of all backgrounds to the Garden, and its design will foster respect for our environment and inspire lifelong interest in and passion for the natural world and the sciences.
GLENCOE, Ill. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Two colorful personalities have been slated to speak at the 2014 Antiques & Garden Fair, an event renowned for its vibrant indoor and outdoor decorating ideas. Miles Redd, an interior designer known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour, has brought to life rooms infused with boldness, fantasy, and sophistication. Redd will be the keynote speaker at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11.
GLENCOE, Ill. (September 9, 2013) – Come sample regional beers, crafted from hops, grains, fruits, and spices, at the third annual Autumn Brews: Seasonal Beer Tasting in the Garden. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013, in McGinley Pavilion.
GLENCOE, Ill. (September 4, 2013) – Wonderland Express celebrates the holiday season with outdoor light displays, an indoor model train exhibition, halls decked with wreaths, and greenhouses staged with abundant orchids, poinsettias, and other tropical plants. Concerts, a wine, beer and spirit tasting, visits with both Santa and Mrs. Claus, and other special events will take place over the course of the exhibition, which runs from Friday, November 29, 2013, to Sunday, January 5, 2014.
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GLENCOE, Ill. (September 4, 2013) - Fall at the Garden is brimming with activities the whole family can enjoy. Come by and celebrate the season!
Discovery Backpacks – Available Year-Round
GLENCOE, Ill. (September 4, 2013) – A Chicago Botanic Garden study evaluating the effects of a warming climate on the region’s urban forest has identified 40 tree varieties likely to thrive in 2050, but predicts other types now flourishing in the area will begin to decline.
GLENCOE, Ill. (August 28, 2013) – Original works of botanic art by students of the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden will be on display from October 5 to 20, 2013 in the Joutras Gallery. The Drawn from Nature exhibition features two-dimensional botanical renderings in various media, including acrylic, oil, watercolor, pen and ink, pencil, carbon dust, pastel and charcoal. The annual event enables students of all levels to present their outstanding work, including vibrant landscapes, delicate watercolors and intricate pen-and-ink studies.
GLENCOE, Ill. (August 27, 2013) – Celebrate Halloween, if you dare, at the Garden! Take either the friendly or spooky path to activities in the Regenstein Center and McGinley Pavilion. Experience family-friendly thrills and chills including Mysterious Magic with Dracula and a live show-and-tell of creepy, crawly creatures—and then get in the Halloween spirit with face painting.
GLENCOE, Ill. (August 13, 2013) – Galanthomania – a passion for the late winter-flowering beauty known as the snowdrop – appears to have hit the Chicago Botanic Garden. Snowdrops provide Midwest gardeners one of the earliest signs of spring when the plant’s jade green leaves and small white flowers poke through a blanket of snow.
GLENCOE, IL (August 12, 2013) – The Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden offers a variety of classes for the adult learner in the areas of horticulture, garden design, nature studies and botanical arts for all levels of interest. Instruction by Garden staff and other experts ensures that every class, workshop, or symposium is an exceptional learning experience. For more information or to register visit www.chicagobotanic.org/school or call (847) 835-8261.
GLENCOE, Ill. (August 8, 2013) – Trains, Tricks and Treats weekend celebrates Halloween with seasonal activities in the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America, which will be specially decorated for the occasion. The event will take place from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2013.
GLENCOE, Ill. (August 8, 2013) The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden presents the 15th Annual Harvest Ball at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, on the beautiful early fall grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Guests for the black-tie garden party will be greeted with Moët & Chandon champagne as they walk through the Heritage Garden to a cocktail reception and silent auction in McGinley Pavilion.
20,000 Square Feet at McCormick Place West Provides SAVOR Foodservice with Produce
GLENCOE, Ill. (Aug. 6, 2013) The Chicago Botanic Garden has planted the largest farm-to-fork rooftop garden in Chicago and the Midwest as part of its ongoing mission to promote local sustainable agriculture and train city residents for careers in urban agriculture. The site’s soil-based garden is located at McCormick Place West, part of the largest exhibition and meeting facility in North America.
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 31, 2013) – From September 6 to 8, the year-long efforts of Chicago Botanic Garden volunteers will shine at this year’s Roadside Flower Sale. Volunteers collect flowers, pods, and grasses all year in preparation for the sale, which will feature one-of-a-kind dried-flower arrangements. The Roadside Flower Sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day and features arrangements, wreaths, bouquets, stationary cards, potpourri, and more.
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 29, 2013) –The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Plants of Concern (POC) program was recently awarded a $14,000 Wildlife Preservation Fund Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. This grant is designed to preserve, protect, perpetuate and enhance non-game wildlife and native plant resources of Illinois through preservation of a satisfactory environment and an ecological balance. POC is a regional rare plant monitoring program designed to assess long-term trends in the state’s rarest plant species.
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 24, 2013) – The palette of fall mushrooms in Illinois and dahlia blooms the size of a dinner plate are just a few of the autumnal happenings to be celebrated in a series of free exhibitions at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Fall American Flower Show Series is endowed in honor of Louise Durham Mead and Walter Langworthy Mead. Here’s a detailed schedule:
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 23, 2013) – For the first time, the Orchid Show will provide an infusion of warmth and color to guests visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden this winter. The event will run daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, through Sunday, March 16, 2014, inside the Regenstein Center. A special opening night event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014.
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 18, 2013) – Outstanding work by Chicago Botanic Garden photography students will be on display from Saturday, August 24, to Sunday, September 29, 2013, in the Joutras Gallery in the Regenstein Center. An opening reception held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 23, will kick off the juried show, titled Focusing on Nature: Third Annual Student Botanical Photography Exhibition. The students are from diverse photography classes offered by the Joseph Regenstein, Jr.
GLENCOE, IL (July 15, 2013) - The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Green Youth Farm (GYF) is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The program began in 2003 on a one-acre plot in the Lake County Greenbelt Forest Preserve and has added five sites. Two are in Chicago food desert communities: in Lawndale on the west side and in Washington Park on the south side, which is also home to a junior Green Youth Farm operating out of the Washington Park Field House. Another group of Green Youth Farm teens maintains the Thompson Center planters on Randolph Street in downtown Chicago.
Glencoe, Ill. (July 11, 2013) – Rare and beautiful works by some of the first women to achieve prominence in the field of botanical illustration will be on display at the Feminine Perspective: Women Artists and Illustrators exhibition running from Friday, August 23, through Sunday, November 10, 2013, at the Lenhardt Library in the Regenstein Center.
A special talk on the lives of these pioneering women and their exquisitely detailed and realistic illustrations will be given by Leora Siegel, library director, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 29.
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 8, 2013) – A much-prized golden-orange tomato is the living legacy of a woman named Djena Lee, who cultivated the sweet, tangy fruit when she lived in Minnesota during the 1920s. The plant is growing in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden today and will be one of the varieties featured during Heirloom Tomato Weekend. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25.
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 3, 2013) – Regular visitors to the Chicago Botanic Garden call it their home away from home, one that makes a beautiful setting for a daily walk. Scientists, graduate students and interns see the Garden as a living laboratory for vital conservation efforts. The Garden serves as a place of lifelong learning for the thousands of students attending field trips, adults enrolling in an array of continuing education classes and visitors participating in a wide range of events.
Over 350 glamorous partygoers attended the Ninth Annual Summer Dinner Dance at the Chicago Botanic Garden, raising over $500,000 to help support children’s programs and plans for the new Learning Campus display garden. The black-tie soiree began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served in the English Walled Garden, followed by an intimate dinner dance in an elegant pavilion in the Krasberg Rose Garden. One of the most talked-about events on the North Shore and in the Chicago area, the Summer Dinner Dance celebrated the start of the summer season.
GLENCOE, Ill. (June 24, 2013) – Janice Becker of Deerfield was named the 2012 Chicago Botanic Garden Volunteer of the Year at a recent awards reception. The Garden initiated the award in 1984 to focus attention on the outstanding support given to the Garden each year by all volunteers and to recognize one volunteer who exemplifies extraordinary service.
GLENCOE, Ill. (June 20, 2013) – A one-of-a-kind art festival is returning to the Chicago Botanic Garden for the third consecutive year! The festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A special members’ night will be held on Friday, July 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
GLENCOE, Ill. (June 6, 2013) – Seven species of the classic fall-flowering aster have received top five-star ratings and 19 additional types of asters have received four-stars in Plant Evaluation Notes Issue 36, 2013, recently released by the Chicago Botanic Garden.
“Along with goldenrods, asters are classic autumnal flowers of gardens, roadsides, and native landscapes,” said Richard G. Hawke, plant evaluation manager. “They are wonderful companions to a variety of other late-season perennials and grasses.”
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 30, 2013) – The Chicago Botanic Garden presents the Ninth Annual Summer Dinner Dance on Friday, June 21. The black-tie soiree begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served in the English Walled Garden, followed by an intimate dinner dance in an elegant tent in the Rose Garden. One of the most talked-about events on the North Shore and in the Chicago area, the Summer Dinner Dance celebrates the start of the summer season. Proceeds from this evening will help support children’s programs and plans for the new Learning Campus garden.
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 30, 2013) – Celebrating the intersection of art and agriculture, Art of the Heirloom is showcasing original works commissioned by the Hudson Valley Seed Library for their annual Art/Seed Pack collection. The exhibition is taking place in the Joutras Gallery through August 18.
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 30, 2013) – Stunning illustrations and print engravings of butterflies are on display in the Lenhardt Library now through August 18 in the Butterflies in Print: Lepidoptera Defined exhibition. The images are found between the pages of the Garden’s rare English, French, and Latin entomology volumes, some of which are over 300 years old. Stacy Stoldt, Library Public Services Manager, will give a free library talk on the exhibition at 2 pm on Sunday, June 23.
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 20, 2013) – Nature brings families together and what greater place could there be to enjoy nature than at the Chicago Botanic Garden? This summer, the Garden has a variety of activities for families to enjoy together. From the new Grunsfeld Children’s Growing Garden and Kleinman Family Cove to the Model Railroad Garden and Butterflies & Blooms exhibitions, there are many engaging destinations to discover. A full calendar of events is designed specifically for families throughout the summer.
Chicago Botanic Garden’s Sixth Year of Windy City Harvest Program
First Workforce Investment Act-approved certificate program in
sustainable horticulture and urban agriculture; 89 percent of graduates currently employed
Chicago Botanic Garden Awarded $750,000 from USDA’s
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
-- the Garden’s Windy City Harvest urban agriculture training program to lead network of partners in creating six agri-business incubator sites in Chicago neighborhoods over next three years
– First app in country that brings a botanic garden’s plant collections database to life
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 2, 2013) –The Chicago Botanic Garden announces a new smartphone app called “GardenGuide,” which is the first of its kind to be developed in the United States with the ability to tap in to a botanic garden’s plant collections database. The GardenGuide app shares the Garden’s vast plant-collections database, containing records of the nearly 2.6 million plants in the living collection. The app is free to users.
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 1, 2013) – The Chicago Botanic Garden is a natural place to celebrate food grown from the ground up. Spring through fall, visitors can see hundreds of the best edible plants to grow in the Chicago area in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden. The garden is dotted with helpful hand-lettered signs with interesting information and tips for growing food organically.
More Than 600 Guests Enjoy Antiques & Garden Fair Preview Evening
Raising $250,000 for the Chicago Botanic Garden
GLENCOE, Ill. (April 17, 2013) – The popular Butterflies & Blooms exhibition returns for its second season on May 25. Visitors are immersed in a tropical habitat full of hundreds of colorful butterflies interacting with plant life. Butterflies & Blooms features butterflies from around the world, including South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois. Volunteers are also on hand to answer questions. The 2,800-square-foot white mesh enclosure is located on the lawn of the Learning Campus.
GLENCOE, Ill. (April 15, 2013) – Conservation is a big term that covers a lot of ground. That’s why the Chicago Botanic Garden set aside a full day to explore conservation and sustainability on World Environment Day, Saturday, June 1. Visitors will learn about topics large and small, from climate change to backyard composting. A natural place to begin is at the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, which will be buzzing with science activities from the Green Roof Garden to the Rainwater Glen.
Tenth Annual Summer Dinner Dance
Chicago Botanic Garden, June 21
American Flower Show Series Summer Schedule
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Garden Hours – March
GLENCOE, Ill. (February 25, 2013)- Get a glimpse into the evolution of landscape architecture in the Chicago Botanic Garden's Lenhardt Library exhibition, Historic Landscapes: Architectural Designs in Print, from February 15 through May 19.
GLENCOE, Ill. (January 20, 2013)- A selection of unusual and hard-to-find plants from around the globe, as well as fine collectibles, will go on the auction block Friday, June 7, at A Rare Affair: A Collectors’ Auction of Unique Botanical Offerings at the Chicago Botanic Garden as presented by the Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society.
GLENCOE, Ill. (January 31, 2013) – In 2013, the Chicago Botanic Garden celebrates 40 years of flower shows with 30 shows from March through October. The American Flower Show Series, a growing national horticultural program, brings together amateur and expert gardeners and educators by offering floral exhibits and programs that focus on America’s favorite flower groups.
GLENCOE, Ill. (January 28, 2013)- The Chicago Botanic Garden is bringing back its family-favorite Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America exhibition for the 14th year. Visitors of all ages will have a chance to take a trip across the country without leaving the Chicago area, as they watch model trains chugging past nearly 50 miniature versions of well-known American landmarks, masterfully created using natural materials like leaves, gourds, mushrooms, and acorn caps.
GLENCOE, Ill. (January 22, 2013)- Chefs from some of Chicagoland’s favorite restaurants will be sharing their culinary experience at the Chicago Botanic Garden this summer during the annual Garden Chef Series. Chefs will prepare a signature dish at a cooking demonstration in the Garden’s open-air amphitheater in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden each weekend from Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, October 6.
GLENCOE, Ill. (Jan.7, 2013) – The Chicagoland Grows® plant introduction program will introduce three new plants at the Mid-America Horticultural Show (Mid-Am), from January 16 to 18: Forever Pink Phlox (Phlox ‘Forever Pink’); Beijing Gold® Peking tree lilac (Syringa pekinensis ‘Zhang Zhiming’) and Crescendo™ sugar maple (Acer saccharum ‘Morton’) sugar maple.
GLENCOE, IL (December 18, 2012) – After an international search, the Chicago Botanic Garden has selected landscape architects Peter Wirtz/Wirtz International and Mikyoung Kim/Mikyoung Kim Design to design two new display gardens at the 385-acre Glencoe campus. Wirtz will design the garden associated with the Greenhouse and Nursery Campus and Kim has been selected to design the Learning Campus garden. This is the first public botanic garden commission for both and is the first United States non-residential assignment for Belgium-based Wirtz.
GLENCOE, Ill. (December 12, 2012)- This January through April, Chicago Botanic Garden will host the first-ever Midwest exhibition of prints by artist Bryan Nash Gill, whose book Woodcut is among the bestselling art books for 2012. Gill’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living, Vogue, and other major publications. His work has been displayed in numerous galleries and included in collections across the globe.
GLENCOE, Ill. (Nov. 19, 2012) – The Chicago Botanic Garden has promoted Aida Z. Giglio to vice president of human resources, effective November 26, 2012. Ms. Giglio joined the Chicago Botanic Garden in June 2011 as director of human resources. “Aida has shown remarkable leadership skills, and has the poise and compassion that are essential for this position,” said Tom Nissly, executive vice president of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
GLENCOE, Ill. (November 1, 2012)- Chicago Botanic Garden patrons are now able to share stunning images of the Garden with their friends and family. On November 1, the Garden will launch a new feature on its web site, www.chicagobotanic.org/cards, where visitors can create custom cards and calendars.
Glencoe, Ill. – The American Planning Association (APA) today announced the designation of the Chicago Botanic Garden as one of 10 Great Public Spaces for 2012 under the organization’s Great Places in America program. APA Great Places exemplify exceptional character and highlight the role planning and planners play in adding value to communities, including fostering economic growth and creating jobs.
GLENCOE, Ill. (Sept. 25, 2012) — The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden recently hosted the 14th Annual Harvest Ball, drawing 450 guests to the beautiful early fall grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The 2012 Harvest Ball raised $400,000 to benefit the Chicago Botanic Garden's youth and teacher education programs. Through these programs, the Garden seeks to inspire a lifelong interest in science and respect for our environment.
Antiques & Garden Fair Preview Evening
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 6 p.m.
Ticket prices begin at $250
Enjoy priority shopping, beautiful indoor gardens, and sumptuous buffets and refreshments. Proceeds benefit the Garden’s conservation, education, and research programs.
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, (847) 835-6944, www.chicagobotanic.org/antiques
GLENCOE, Ill. (September 5, 2012) - This has been a landmark year for the Chicago Botanic Garden, which is celebrating 40 years of educating visitors about plants and the natural world. Over the past four decades, the Garden has grown from a simple idea to a living museum with more than 2.4 million plants and featuring numerous classes, youth programs, art exhibitions and more.
GLENCOE, Ill. (Aug. 27, 2012) - The Chicago Botanic Garden and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Ecosystem Restoration Program have completed a ten-month Section 206 Ecosystem Restoration Project to restore 1.25 miles of shoreline at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s North Lake.
GLENCOE, Ill. (August 30, 2012) – On September 4, 2012, the Chicago Botanic Garden will open the Kleinman Family Cove, an aquatic classroom that will serve as an ideal location for children and adults to study the aquatic plants and animals that inhabit our wetland ecosystems and to learn about conserving freshwater systems, which are critical to our lives. Located on the Garden’s North Lake, the Cove is the third project of the Learning Campus development plan.
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 18, 2012) – The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest urban agriculture program has partnered with Levy Restaurants and Midwest Foods to provide fresh produce and tilapia for the Levy Restaurant’s Stadium Club at U.S. Cellular Field.
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 9, 2012) – More than 350 guests gathered to celebrate the Chicago Botanic Garden’s 40th anniversary at the ninth annual Summer Dinner Dance, raising $500,000 for the Garden’s conservation, education, and research programs. The black-tie soiree began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served in the Linden Allée, followed by an intimate dinner dance in an elegant pavilion in the Rose Garden. One of the most talked-about events on the North Shore and in Chicagoland, the Summer Dinner Dance celebrates the start of the summer season.
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 7, 2012) – The Chicago Botanic Garden has done groundbreaking work as a result of a two-year grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant reaches both casual passersby and committed gardeners with ideas for how to integrate sustainable agriculture techniques into their own backyards.
GLENCOE, Ill. (March 13,2012) — To honor the 100th anniversary of Japan's gift of cherry trees to the United States, the Japanese government is gifting trees to public and private organizations throughout the United States. The Chicago Botanic Garden will receive 20 trees.
Chicago's Consul General of Japan, Mr. Yoshifumi Okamura and Sophia Siskel, president and CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden, will plant the first cherry tree on Sunday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m. The tree planting will be a highlight of the Garden's annual Japanese Garden Spring Weekend event.
GLENCOE, Ill. (February 27, 2013) – Get ready for a summer full of exciting, fun, and enriching outdoor learning experiences by registering for Camp CBG. With programs for children ages 6 months to 15 years, this camp offers something for everyone. Science, nature, art, ecology, and cooking camps draw kids from Chicago and the North Shore suburbs, including surrounding areas of Glencoe, Highland Park, Northbrook, and Winnetka.
GLENCOE, IL (February 6, 2012) – Gardeners in the Upper Midwest looking for colorful perennial plants that offer multiseasonal interest with minimal maintenance should check out the latest introductions from Chicagoland Grows™. Burgundy Fireworks Coneflower – A Meadowbrite™ Introduction (Echinacea 'Burgundy Fireworks' PPAF) is a unique selection that produces vivid beet-red ray flowers and has deep burgundy stems and dark green, glossy leaves.
GLENCOE, Ill. (January 26, 2012) — For the third consecutive year, the Chicago Botanic Garden set an all-time attendance record in 2011, generating 953,864 visits, representing a 5.4 percent increase or 49,000 more visitors than 2010. This number equates to a 29 percent increase since 2009. During 2011, the Garden experienced three record-setting months: August was the highest attendance month ever in the Garden's 40-year history with 134,049 visits; October had 97,289 visits, and December saw 70,509 visits.
GLENCOE, Ill. (Jan. 9, 2012) — The Chicago Botanic Garden will open the Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden with a dedication ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Attendees will be encouraged to also attend World Environment Day at the Garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The dedication will include remarks followed by a ribbon cutting, tours of the garden and two activity stations for children. Staff will demonstrate how the garden will be used for a variety of programs that connect children with nature.
GLENCOE, Ill. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Chicago Botanic Garden and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Ecosystem Restoration Program have begun a ten-month Section 206 Ecosystem Restoration Project to restore 6,400 feet of shoreline at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s North Lake. The project area includes the entire perimeter of the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden, as well as areas along the North Lake’s western and northern shoreline.
GLENCOE, Ill. (January 15, 2013)- The Chicago Botanic Garden is bringing back its popular seed swap program for a second year with a day full of programs and lectures on Sunday, February 24. The event is designed to teach gardeners the best ways to save and collect seeds and to give them an opportunity to swap seeds with others. A complete schedule is listed below and at www.chicagobotanic.org/calendar/event/seed_swap.