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Woman's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society's All Aboard! Gala

Event Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2016

GLENCOE, IL (December 6, 2016) – The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society raised $315,000 at its 11th annual All Aboard! gala on Friday, December 2, at the Chicago Botanic Garden. More than 350 guests enjoyed the event, ensuring that the Chicago Botanic Garden can continue to protect biodiversity, connect people with plants, and move forward with thriving research and programs that support the Garden’s mission.

Eighteenth Annual Harvest Ball Raises $335,000 for Chicago Botanic Garden

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016

The 18th annual Harvest Ball was held recently on the beautiful early fall grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden, raising $335,000 for the Chicago Botanic Garden. With 385 acres of public gardens, 27 distinct gardens, four natural areas, and 80 acres of lakes, the Garden offers a unique location for an evening of dinner and dancing.

All Aboard! Party Raises $270,000 For Chicago Botanic Garden

All Aboard! 2015 Party Scotland

GLENCOE, IL (Dec. 9, 2015) – The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society raised $270,000 at its tenth annual All Aboard! celebration on Friday, December 4, at the Chicago Botanic Garden. More than 350 guests enjoyed the event, benefiting the Garden’s Regenstein Learning Campus, which provides educational programs such as Science First for Chicago Public Schools students.

425 Guests Attend Summer Dinner Dance

GLENCOE, IL (July 1, 2015)—More than 425 guests recently celebrated the beginning of the summer party season at the Summer Dinner Dance at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The black-tie soiree commemorated the 125th anniversary of the Chicago Horticultural Society, which operates the Chicago Botanic Garden together with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served on the Rose Garden Terrace, followed by an intimate dinner dance in an elegant pavilion on the Esplanade.

A Rare Affair, an Auction of Exceptional Offerings

Event Date: 
Friday, May 29, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (May 19, 2015) — Plant aficionados from across the region won’t want to miss the Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society’s A Rare Affair: An Auction of Exceptional Offerings. Co-chairs Sue Cozzens and Geraldine “Bean” Carroll along with plant experts and members of the plant selection committee spent two years searching for and finding the best and most desirable plants and related items to auction off to attendees.

Summer Dinner Dance Celebrates 125th Anniversary of the Chicago Horticultural Society

Event Date: 
Friday, June 19, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (May 19, 2015) —This year’s Summer Dinner Dance, the most beautiful summer party of the year, commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Chicago Horticultural Society, which operates the Chicago Botanic Garden together with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

Chicago Botanic Garden Celebrates its 125-Year-Old Roots with a Commemorative Book, Exhibition, Heirloom Gardens, Model Steam Engines and More

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (May 7, 2015) —The origins of the Chicago Botanic Garden date to 1890 and the founding of the Chicago Horticultural Society. The dedicated group of Chicago civic leaders formed around the ideal expressed in the city’s motto, “urbs in horto,” or city in a garden. In the next 125 years, the Society would promote horticulture in all its forms and foster a love of gardening among the region’s residents.

Orchid Show Preview Evening Raises $35,000 for the Chicago Botanic Garden

 

GLENCOE, IL (February 18, 2015) –  ˆ More than 285 guests came in from the cold to celebrate the opening of the Orchid Show on February 13. The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presented the preview evening, which was chaired by Louellen Murray of Lake Forest and Kim Visokey of Winnetka. More than $35,000 was raised toward “Growing the Future,” the Woman’s Board's $1 million pledge to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Woman's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society Raises $250,000 at its Annual All Aboard! Party

All Aboard!

GLENCOE, IL (December 9, 2014) – The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society raised $250,000 at its ninth annual All Aboard! celebration on December 4, 2014. Proceeds will support fellowships for the plant biology and conservation graduate program, a collaboration between the Garden and Northwestern University.

Woman's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society Evokes the Magic of the Northern Lights at its Annual All Aboard! Party

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (October 30, 2014) – The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presents its ninth annual All Aboard! celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2014. This year’s theme “Aurora Borealis” conjures the excitement of a cold, clear night ablaze with swirling colors of gold, violet, rose, purple and green. Co-chaired by Ann Balusek and Glo Rolighed, both of Winnetka, the event begins with cocktails served amid Wonderland Express.

Antiques, Garden & Design Show Celebrates Spring

Event Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 to Sunday, April 19, 2015
Antiques, Garden & Design Show

GLENCOE, IL (Oct. 9, 2014) – Proving that good design transforms any space, the Chicago Botanic Garden has rejuvenated the previous Antiques & Garden Fair into the Antiques, Garden & Design Show for Spring 2015. Celebrating its 15th year, the show inspires stylish living and presents beautiful gardens and objects in a way that transcends the ordinary.