GLENCOE, IL (August 15, 2014) – The Roadside Flower Sale, a popular annual fund-raising tradition at the Chicago Botanic Garden, transforms dried flowers, sheaves of ornamental grasses, lotus pods, driftwood and other interesting plant materials into beautiful, long-lasting displays.
GLENCOE, IL (July 1, 2014) –The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden presents the 16th Annual Harvest Ball at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 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.
GLENCOE, IL (June 23, 2014) – More than 325 guests recently celebrated the beginning of the summer party season at the Summer Dinner Dance at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The black-tie soiree began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served on the Esplanade, followed by an intimate dinner dance in an elegant pavilion. One of the most talked-about events on the North Shore and in the Chicago area, the 2014 Summer Dinner Dance raised $425,000 for the Garden’s science and education programs.
GLENCOE, IL (May 12, 2014) – The most beautiful summer party of the year, the Summer Dinner Dance celebrates the start of the summer season on Friday, June 13 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The black-tie soiree begins at 7 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served on the Esplanade, followed by an intimate dinner dance in an elegant pavilion. One of the most talked-about events on the North Shore and in the Chicago area, the 2014 Summer Dinner Dance benefits the Garden and supports its wide-ranging, high-impact programs.
GLENCOE, Ill. (April 21, 2014) – More than 700 guests reconnected with friends, enjoyed early shopping privileges, and sampled organic wines and exquisite food at a special Preview Evening for the 14th Antiques & Garden Fair, spring’s first party at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
GLENCOE, Ill. (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.
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, 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.
More Than 600 Guests Enjoy Antiques & Garden Fair Preview Evening
Raising $250,000 for the Chicago Botanic Garden