Why Are Gardens Important? Thursday, May 21, 2015 Ben Lenhardt, chairman of the Garden Conservancy and a Chicago Botanic Garden Board member, shares slides and the history of beautiful gardens from around the world.
A Rare Affair Friday, May 29, 2015 The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presents a chance to take home unique horticultural finds from the Chicago Botanic Garden’s international research expeditions and donations from the nation’s top nurseries. The event begins with cocktails and a silent auction in the Regenstein Center, followed by dinner on McGinley Pavilion and a live auction of the most select rare plants.
Please call (847) 835-6833 for more information.
Summer Dinner Dance Friday, June 19, 2015 It’s the summer season’s most beautiful party! This black-tie soiree begins with cocktails, followed by dinner and dancing.
Gardens of Distinction Wednesday & Thursday, July 22 & 23, 2015 Travel point: Visitor Center, Chicago Botanic Garden Depart 8 a.m. Wednesday; return by 5 p.m. Thursday $500 per person; hotel and meals included Call (847) 835-6925 to R.S.V.P.
Join us for our 2015 signature event: an overnight trip to Madison, Wisconsin. We will visit the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, a locally treasured and globally renowned source of beauty and sustainability; three private gardens; and more. Accommodations are at the historic and newly renovated Edgewater on Lake Mendota.
Urban Agriculture Tour Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Learn how the Chicago Botanic Garden's Windy City Harvest urban gardens function as community training and education centers.
Harvest Ball Saturday, September 19, 2015 The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden hosts a fun and elegant party on the early fall grounds of the Garden.
Chicago City Parks: Art and Architecture Tour with Julia Bachrach Tuesday, September 29, 2015 This exciting tour includes an underground exploration of Buckingham Fountain; lunch is included.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 State of the Garden Address with Sophia Shaw The 2015 State of the Garden address includes remarks about the Chicago Horticultural Society’s 125th anniversary by author Cathy Maloney.
All Aboard! Gala Dinner Thursday, December 3, 2015 The Woman's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presents its tenth annual Wonderland Express gala.
Wonderland Express Family Holiday Celebration Saturday, December 5, 2015 Enjoy breakfast, a visit with Santa, candy-cane making, and early entry to the exhibit.