Thursday, November 12, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The Woman’s Board, Board of Directors, and Guild of the Chicago Horticultural Society raised $882,000 during the Lightscape Preview on Thursday, November 12, at the Chicago Botanic Garden. More than 520 guests enjoyed the event that supports the Chicago Botanic Garden’s efforts to continue to be a source of true beauty and respite for all to enjoy.
The evening was an exclusive first look at the return of Lightscape, the holiday event that sold out in its debut season. Guests enjoyed trailside hot bites and seasonal drinks while they walked the all-new path filled with new delights from Chicago-based artists and captivating favorites from international artists along the 1.25-mile outdoor trail. Culinary Landscape catered the event. Departure delights included a backpack full of goodies and fresh baked cookies.
The 2020 Lightscape Preview was co-chaired by Woman’s Board members Mary Alice Miller of Kenilworth and Priscilla McIntosh of Barrington, Board of Directors Jill Delaney of Kenilworth and Laura Linger of Winnetka, and Guild members Sarah Blessing of Chicago, Lizzie Kelley of Winnetka and Miriam Petrillo of Glencoe. Lightscape was made possible by the generous support of Northern Trust with spirits for the event provided by Beam Suntory.
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The Chicago Botanic Garden, one of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, is a 385-acre living plant museum featuring 27 distinct gardens and four natural areas. With events, programs and activities for all ages, the Garden is open every day of the year. Admission is free; select event fees apply; parking fees apply. Located at 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, IL, the Garden is smoke free. Opened to the public in 1972, the Garden is managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society, accredited by the American Association of Museums and a member of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA). Visit chicagobotanic.org, or call (847) 835-5440 for seasonal hours, images of the Garden and commuter transportation information.
The Chicago Botanic Garden offers classes for students from ages preK through adulthood through the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School. The hands-on learning programs are for people of all ages, abilities, interests, and backgrounds. Adult education classes include horticulture, garden design, nature studies, and botanical arts for all levels of interest. Other programs bring the wonder of nature and plants to children, teens, and teachers. The Garden’s community gardening programs provide access to fresh produce in Chicago’s food desert communities and training in sustainable urban agriculture for youth and adults. The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center provides laboratories and teaching facilities for more than 200 Ph.D. scientists, land managers, students, and interns whose research is critical to fulfilling the Garden’s efforts to save our planet by saving our plants. The Science Career Continuum serves minority students from Chicago Public Schools and throughout the region, mentoring them as they prepare for science studies in college and beyond. In conjunction with Northwestern University, the Garden offers a graduate program in plant biology and conservation with Northwestern University. The Garden is host to Botanic Gardens Conservation International-U.S., and a member of the Center for Plant Conservation.