Wednesday Feb 19th, 7:30am - 9am
The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection.
The Chicago Botanic Garden has 50,000 members—one of the largest memberships of any U.S. botanic garden. People of all ages, interests, and abilities participate in programs, take classes, and stroll the grounds year-round. Within the nine laboratories of the Garden's Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, scientists and graduate students conduct a wide array of plant research. The Garden is one of only 17 public gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. Its Lenhardt Library contains 110,000 volumes — including one of the nation's best collections of rare botanical books.
The Chicago Botanic Garden traces its origins back to the Chicago Horticultural Society, founded in 1890. With the motto Urbs in Horto, meaning "city in a garden," the Society hosted nationally recognized flower and horticultural shows, its third the World's Columbian Exposition Chrysanthemum Show, held in conjunction with the world's fair in October 1893.
After a period of inactivity, the Chicago Horticultural Society was restarted in 1943. In 1962, its modern history began when the Society agreed to help create and manage a new public garden. With the groundbreaking for the Chicago Botanic Garden in 1965 and its opening in 1972, the Society created a permanent site on which to carry out its mission. The Garden today is an example of a successful public-private partnership. It is owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and operated by the Chicago Horticultural Society.
I learned so much and have a greater understanding of how to plan my next garden.
My first class at the Botanical gardens. It was great!!! Looking forward to other related classes. Mr. Lucas had a lot of knowledge. I love his teaching techniques. Thank you
This class was a delight! I learned so much. It is an intensive class, so expect to spend time out of class studying, but also expect to come away with newly gained understanding of the plant world and how much we rely on it.
Great class, lots of information, passionate instructor Kris, small class, interesting venue...that’s it.
Great class lots of fun.
Tending Trees was very informative and I feel like I learned a lot! The Smiths clearly like teaching and live the topic and are passionate about caring for and properly planting trees & shrubs. There’s so much material to cover for the novice, like me, but they showed a lot of examples and it was a lively class, so I would be interested in taking other classes from them, or if there was a more in depth class just on native trees.
Our instructor, Jack Carlson, was very good. He arranged for us to have photo shoots at the Evanston lighthouse, Graceland Cemetery and the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Jack was very helpful in teaching me and the other students composition and lighting techniques. He also helped me figure out what all the features were on my camera and how to use them. I highly recommend this course.
Fun class to do. Group atmosphere was nice.
I was really disappointed that the class was cancelled due to low enrollment with the class 75%full.
Great fun, with an excellent teacher.
Wednesday Feb 19th, 7:30am - 9am
Saturday Feb 22nd, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday Feb 22nd, 9am - 2pm
Saturday Feb 22nd, 9:30am - 10:30am
Saturday Feb 22nd, 11am - 1pm
Monday Feb 24th, 9am - 12pm
Tuesday Feb 25th, 11am - 12:30pm
Tuesday Feb 25th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday Feb 27th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Friday Feb 28th, 10am - 12pm
Saturday Feb 29th, 8:30am - 10am
Saturday Feb 29th, 9am - 11am
Saturday Feb 29th, 12pm - 2pm
Sunday Mar 1st, 9am - 12pm
Sunday Mar 1st, 1pm - 2:30pm
Tuesday Mar 3rd, 6pm - 8pm
Tuesday Mar 3rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Sunday Feb 23rd, 8am - 11am
Wednesday Mar 4th, 6pm - 8pm
Thursday Mar 5th, 9:30am - 12pm