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A Rare Affair, an Auction of Exceptional Offerings

Event Date: 
Friday, May 29, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (May 19, 2015) — Plant aficionados from across the region won’t want to miss the Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society’s A Rare Affair: An Auction of Exceptional Offerings. Co-chairs Sue Cozzens and Geraldine “Bean” Carroll along with plant experts and members of the plant selection committee spent two years searching for and finding the best and most desirable plants and related items to auction off to attendees.

Summer Dinner Dance Celebrates 125th Anniversary of the Chicago Horticultural Society

Event Date: 
Friday, June 19, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (May 19, 2015) —This year’s Summer Dinner Dance, the most beautiful summer party of the year, commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Chicago Horticultural Society, which operates the Chicago Botanic Garden together with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

Chicago Botanic Garden Celebrates its 125-Year-Old Roots with a Commemorative Book, Exhibition, Heirloom Gardens, Model Steam Engines and More

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (May 7, 2015) —The origins of the Chicago Botanic Garden date to 1890 and the founding of the Chicago Horticultural Society. The dedicated group of Chicago civic leaders formed around the ideal expressed in the city’s motto, “urbs in horto,” or city in a garden. In the next 125 years, the Society would promote horticulture in all its forms and foster a love of gardening among the region’s residents.

April through October, 2015 Calendar of Events

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Story Time in Lenhardt Library – Mondays through May 18
Stop by Lenhardt Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. for nature-themed stories and hands-on activities. The program is geared toward children ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No Story Time on April 20. Visit or call (847) 835-6801 for more information.

Orchid Show Preview Evening Raises $35,000 for the Chicago Botanic Garden


GLENCOE, IL (February 18, 2015) –  ˆ More than 285 guests came in from the cold to celebrate the opening of the Orchid Show on February 13. The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presented the preview evening, which was chaired by Louellen Murray of Lake Forest and Kim Visokey of Winnetka. More than $35,000 was raised toward “Growing the Future,” the Woman’s Board's $1 million pledge to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Woman's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society Raises $250,000 at its Annual All Aboard! Party

All Aboard!

GLENCOE, IL (December 9, 2014) – The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society raised $250,000 at its ninth annual All Aboard! celebration on December 4, 2014. Proceeds will support fellowships for the plant biology and conservation graduate program, a collaboration between the Garden and Northwestern University.

Woman's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society Evokes the Magic of the Northern Lights at its Annual All Aboard! Party

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (October 30, 2014) – The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presents its ninth annual All Aboard! celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2014. This year’s theme “Aurora Borealis” conjures the excitement of a cold, clear night ablaze with swirling colors of gold, violet, rose, purple and green. Co-chaired by Ann Balusek and Glo Rolighed, both of Winnetka, the event begins with cocktails served amid Wonderland Express.

Antiques, Garden & Design Show Celebrates Spring

Event Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 to Sunday, April 19, 2015
Antiques, Garden & Design Show

GLENCOE, IL (Oct. 9, 2014) – Proving that good design transforms any space, the Chicago Botanic Garden has rejuvenated the previous Antiques & Garden Fair into the Antiques, Garden & Design Show for Spring 2015. Celebrating its 15th year, the show inspires stylish living and presents beautiful gardens and objects in a way that transcends the ordinary.


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