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Events for President's Circle Members

President’s Circle members are invited to a full calendar of exclusive and unique events, travel opportunities, and special programs.

Walk with Jean

Walks with Jean
April 5, 2017

Join Jean M. Franczyk for a casual walk to visit and to welcome spring at the Garden. Meet at the Visitor Center at 8 a.m.

Register by calling (847) 835-6925.


Alexandre de Vogue
April 28, 2017
2 – 4 p.m.
Presentation followed by reception and book-signing

Alexandre de Vogue, whose family owns Vaux-le-Vicomte, the largest private estate in France, will give a presentation beginning with the history of this 17th century chateau and garden and cover current challenges and opportunities for maintaining and restoring such an iconic garden and estate.

Register by calling (847) 835-6925.

State of the Garden Address

State of the Garden Address and Reception
May 16, 2017

You are invited to attend the State of the Garden Address, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Regenstein Center. Jean M. Franczyk, president and CEO, will give remarks, followed by a presentation by Fred Spicer, the Garden’s new executive vice president and director.

Register by calling (847) 835-6925.

Lunch with Tom Skilling

World Environment Day
Lunch with Tom Skilling
Saturday, June 3, 2017
noon –  2 p.m.
More information to come

Gardens of Distinction

Gardens of Distinction
Sunday, July 9, 2017
4 – 6 p.m.
More information to come

President’s Circle Garden Tour
October 2 – 8, 2017

Join Jean M. Franczyk on a tour of the historic charm and glorious gardens of Charlottesville and Middleburg, Virginia. The tour will explore the scenic Virginia countryside and include garden visits, dining in private homes, and Bunny Mellon’s Garden and Library, which is operated by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation.

Find out more by calling (847) 835-6910.