GLENCOE, IL (Dec. 11, 2015) - The Board of Directors of the Chicago Botanic Garden has named Jean M. Franczyk as its next president and CEO, effective April 1, 2016. Franczyk has been in leadership roles with the Science Museum Group in the United Kingdom since 2006 and has been deputy director of the Science Museum in London since 2014.
GLENCOE, IL (Nov. 19, 2015) — On #GivingTuesday, December 1, the Chicago Botanic Garden joins the global movement to have philanthropic dollars make a difference. The Garden’s goal is 200 gifts by 11:59 p.m. that day to secure a challenge gift of $25,000, with funds used to cultivate, restore and conserve the plants that inspire.
(October 19, 2015 – Washington, DC) Building on more than a decade of research into successful STEM collaborations, the STEM Funders Network and 350 committed local funders and organizations are announcing a five-year effort to create 100 tight-knit local STEM networks—STEM ecosystems—that bring together broad-scale, cross-sector collaborations to nurture and scale effective science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for all young people, especially girls and underserved populations.
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.