GLENCOE, IL (Oct. 1, 2015) – The Board of Directors of the Chicago Horticultural Society has elected four new members.
GLENCOE, IL (Sept. 30, 2015) – A focused group of citizen scientists with the 15-year-old Plants of Concern program are on a mission this fall to protect local plant species that grow only in northern Illinois. Through a series of programs including a monitoring foray and workday, these volunteers are learning new technologies, collecting vital data about existing plants and preparing habitat for the return of missing species.
GLENCOE, IL (Sept. 1, 2015) - Welcome the fall season with a cold glass of beer! Oktoberfest celebrations occur throughout Europe; the Chicago Botanic Garden will celebrate locally on Thursday, October 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.
GLENCOE, IL (Aug. 26, 2015) - The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a 151,825-square-foot nursery today, adding more than 38,000 square feet of nursery space. The Chicago Botanic Garden’s horticulture staff grows 250,000 plants annually for indoor and outdoor floriculture and seasonal displays that are featured in the Garden’s 26 distinct gardens and permanent collections.
GLENCOE, IL (Aug. 6, 2015) - – For the first time in the Chicago area, the largest and smelliest flowering plant in the world will be on public display at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
GLENCOE, IL (June 24, 2015) – The Chicago Botanic Garden recently celebrated the dedication of its team of more than 2,000 volunteers in 2014. One new and several annual awards were presented for individual achievement. The Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception was held under the canopy of the lakeside McGinley Pavilion.
GLENCOE, IL (June 16, 2015) – The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Board of Directors today announced that Sophia Shaw has indicated her intention to retire as president and CEO effective in 2016, her tenth anniversary of service to the Garden.
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.
GLENCOE, IL (March 31, 2015) – Kris Jarantoski, Executive Vice President and Director of the Chicago Botanic Garden, was recently given the 2015 Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal and Award, conferred by Swarthmore College. The award recognizes outstanding national contributions to the science and art of gardening.
GLENCOE, IL (January 5, 2015) – Expanded programs and amenities, and people’s growing need to engage with nature, attracted a record number of visitors to the Chicago Botanic Garden in 2014. Attendance reached 1,058,000, an increase of 6 percent over 2013, the first year the Garden surpassed the one-million-visit benchmark. Attendance has increased by 52 percent since 2005, when the Garden closed the year at 697,000 visits, with steady gains since 2008.