Sunday Aug 16th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time
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.
Sharon was terrific. First time taking a class- can’t wait to take another!
Course was cancelled after the first class due to Covid-19.
Fun class and liked the instructor’s knowledge, sense of humor and approach to keep class interesting.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and kept the subject matter interesting.
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.
Sunday Aug 16th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time
Wednesday Aug 19th, 1pm - 3:30pm Central Time
Tuesday Aug 25th, 9am - 11am Central Time
Wednesday Aug 26th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
Sunday Aug 30th, 2pm - 4pm Central Time
Thursday Sep 3rd, 8am - 9am Central Time
Thursday Sep 3rd, 9:30am - 10:30am Central Time
Friday Sep 4th, 8am - 9am Central Time
Friday Sep 4th, 9:30am - 10:30am Central Time
Sunday Sep 13th, 12pm - 3pm Central Time
Wednesday Sep 16th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time
Wednesday Sep 16th, 11:30am - 12:30pm Central Time
Wednesday Sep 16th, 4pm - 6pm Central Time
Thursday Sep 17th, 9:30am - 10:30am Central Time
Sunday Sep 20th, 2pm - 4pm Central Time
Wednesday Sep 23rd, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
Sunday Sep 27th, 10am - 11:30am Central Time
Wednesday Sep 30th, 10am - 11:30am Central Time
Saturday Oct 3rd, 10am - 12pm Central Time
Wednesday Aug 12th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time
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