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Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden Hosts 16th Annual Harvest Ball

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (July 1, 2014) –The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden presents the 16th Annual Harvest Ball at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, on the beautiful early fall grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Guests for the black-tie garden party will be greeted with Moët & Chandon champagne as they walk through the Heritage Garden to a cocktail reception and silent auction in McGinley Pavilion.

325 Guests Attend Summer Dinner Dance

GLENCOE, IL (June 23, 2014) – More than 325 guests recently celebrated the beginning of the summer party season at the Summer Dinner Dance at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The black-tie soiree began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served on the Esplanade, followed by an intimate dinner dance in an elegant pavilion. One of the most talked-about events on the North Shore and in the Chicago area, the 2014 Summer Dinner Dance raised $425,000 for the Garden’s science and education programs.  

Summer Dinner Dance Celebrates Summer on the Esplanade

Event Date: 
Friday, June 13, 2014
Summer Dinner Dance

GLENCOE, IL (May 12, 2014) – The most beautiful summer party of the year, the Summer Dinner Dance celebrates the start of the summer season on Friday, June 13 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The black-tie soiree begins at 7 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served on the Esplanade, followed by an intimate dinner dance in an elegant pavilion. One of the most talked-about events on the North Shore and in the Chicago area, the 2014 Summer Dinner Dance benefits the Garden and supports its wide-ranging, high-impact programs.

Over 350 Guests “Escape to Paradise”

GLENCOE, Ill. (February 19, 2014) – Over 350 people came in from the cold to “Escape to Paradise,” a preview event for the Orchid Show. The Hawaiian Islands provided leis and a welcoming aloha to guests upon entry into the warm floral oasis, which featured 10,000 sensational orchids in floor-to-ceiling displays of colorful, fragrant blooms. Aloha Lives! played and hula dancers entertained while guests sipped a “paradise cocktail” and savored Hawaiian-inspired hors d’oeuvres.

More than 300 Guests Attend All Aboard! Party

The Woman's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society recently held its eighth annual All Aboard! Party amid the Garden’s festive indoor holiday and model train exhibition, Wonderland Express. In keeping with All Aboard! tradition, the benefit chairs, Marianne Bestler, of Hinsdale, and Carole Sandner, of Lake Bluff, evoked the theme of a grand train journey, “From Paris to Versailles in Style.” Peggy Carr, a Woman’s Board member since 1960, served as honorary chair of the event.

15th Annual Harvest Ball Raises $450,000 for New Educational Display Garden

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Harvest Ball 2013

GLENCOE, Ill. (Sept. 24, 2013) — The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden recently hosted the 15th Annual Harvest Ball, drawing 400 guests to the beautiful early fall grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The ball raised $450,000 to support the development of the Learning Campus's educational display garden, designed by Mikyoung Kim. This new garden will welcome families of all backgrounds to the Garden, and its design will foster respect for our environment and inspire lifelong interest in and passion for the natural world and the sciences.

Antiques & Garden Fair Features Miles Redd and Danielle Rollins

Event Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014 to Sunday, April 13, 2014
Antiques & Garden Fair

GLENCOE, Ill. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Two colorful personalities have been slated to speak at the 2014 Antiques & Garden Fair, an event renowned for its vibrant indoor and outdoor decorating ideas. Miles Redd, an interior designer known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour, has brought to life rooms infused with boldness, fantasy, and sophistication. Redd will be the keynote speaker at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11.

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