Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

Life Skills
Glencoe, Glencoe, Illinois
(68 Reviews)

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.

HISTORY

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.

Reviews of Chicago Botanic Garden

(68 Reviews)
Composting 101

6/15/2020
Dawn H.

Attended: Composting 101


Sharon was terrific. First time taking a class- can’t wait to take another!

Rejuvenated Jewelry

4/29/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Rejuvenated Jewelry


Course was cancelled after the first class due to Covid-19.

Fiber Arts: Happy Hedgehog

3/14/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Fiber Arts: Happy Hedgehog


Fun class and liked the instructor’s knowledge, sense of humor and approach to keep class interesting.

Introduction to Beekeeping

3/2/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Beekeeping


Great Class...

Introduction to Beekeeping

2/24/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Beekeeping


The instructor was very knowledgeable and kept the subject matter interesting.

Crop Planning

2/10/2020
Holly O.

Attended: Crop Planning


I learned so much and have a greater understanding of how to plan my next garden.

New Camera Workshop

1/19/2020
Carmen A.

Attended: New Camera Workshop


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

Botany 1

10/25/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Botany 1


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.

Seed Saving

9/8/2019
Mike F.

Attended: Seed Saving


Great class, lots of information, passionate instructor Kris, small class, interesting venue...that’s it.

Mosaic Workshop

7/26/2019
Jennifer D.

Attended: Mosaic Workshop


Great class lots of fun.

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1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022
Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Upcoming Classes at Chicago Botanic Garden

Lightroom JumpStart (Online)
Lightroom JumpStart (Online)
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Sunday Aug 16th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

The Inner Landscape (Online)
The Inner Landscape (Online)
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Wednesday Aug 19th, 1pm - 3:30pm Central Time

Capturing Nature's Color with a Camera
Capturing Nature's Color with a Camera
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Tuesday Aug 25th, 9am - 11am Central Time

Tree Care Secrets Online
Tree Care Secrets Online
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Wednesday Aug 26th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Tropical Bonsai Workshop
Tropical Bonsai Workshop
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Sunday Aug 30th, 2pm - 4pm Central Time

Tai Chi Fundamental Yang 24 (Online)
Tai Chi Fundamental Yang 24 (Online)
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Thursday Sep 3rd, 8am - 9am Central Time

Tai Chi Experienced Yang 24 (Online)
Tai Chi Experienced Yang 24 (Online)
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Thursday Sep 3rd, 9:30am - 10:30am Central Time

Tai Chi Experienced Sun-Style: Online
Tai Chi Experienced Sun-Style: Online
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Friday Sep 4th, 8am - 9am Central Time

Tai Chi Fundamental Sun-Style (Online)
Tai Chi Fundamental Sun-Style (Online)
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Friday Sep 4th, 9:30am - 10:30am Central Time

Nature & Landscape Portfolio B (Online)
Nature & Landscape Portfolio B (Online)
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Sunday Sep 13th, 12pm - 3pm Central Time

Beginning Watercolor
Beginning Watercolor
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Wednesday Sep 16th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time

Gentle Yoga with the Garden: Online
Gentle Yoga with the Garden: Online
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Wednesday Sep 16th, 11:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

Instant Pot: Online Cook Along
Instant Pot: Online Cook Along
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Wednesday Sep 16th, 4pm - 6pm Central Time

Little Diggers
Little Diggers
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Thursday Sep 17th, 9:30am - 10:30am Central Time

Cauliflower: Online Cook Along
Cauliflower: Online Cook Along
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Sunday Sep 20th, 2pm - 4pm Central Time

Preparing Bonsai for Storage
Preparing Bonsai for Storage
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Wednesday Sep 23rd, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Donuts: Online Cook Along
Donuts: Online Cook Along
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Sunday Sep 27th, 10am - 11:30am Central Time

Fergus Garrett: The Magic of Dixter
Fergus Garrett: The Magic of Dixter
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Wednesday Sep 30th, 10am - 11:30am Central Time

Introduction to Watercolor
Introduction to Watercolor
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Saturday Oct 3rd, 10am - 12pm Central Time

Garden Design Implementation
Garden Design Implementation
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Wednesday Aug 12th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

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Teachers at Chicago Botanic Garden

Aaron Bertelsen Abbie Groff Alan Anderson Alexis Datta Alicia Green Allen Rokach Amy Galper & Amy Anthony Andrew Wilson Andrew Bunting Andy McGhee Angela Thomas Waltman Angie McMonigal Anna Andersen Anne Nies Anne Houde Anne Roberts Annie Novak Ashley Luciani Ayako Saegusa Ayse Pogue Barb Rue Barbara Kreski Becky Porter Becky Porter, designer, Victor Hlavacek Florist Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr. Beth Levy Beth Nielsen Beth Pinagorte Betsy Iversen Bill Shores Bim Willow Bob Kirschner & Heidi Natura Bonnie Cox Bonnie Arkin Brady Soule Brian Paul Lamotte & Andreas Laszlo Konrath Bridget Schrank Britt Calendo Bruce Bondy Bruce Iverson Bruce Iverson Burnstein Hall Carmen Vidal-Hallett Carol Vanhyfte Lawrence Carrie Schloss Cathy Thomas Charles and Karen Lorence Chester Jankowski Chris Beiser Chris Catalano Chris Baker Christina Swets Christine Shiel Claudia Lane Claudia Lane Courtney Hughes Cynthia Gran Dale Sievert Dan Bussey Dan Bussey Daniel Domoleczny Daniela Titiu Dave Cantwell Dave Sollenberger David Tepper David Murray David E. Dallison Debbie Friend Debbie Friend, M.S., Owner Deborah Lee Dennis Paige Derek Norman Devi Stern Diane Dorigan Dianne Kittle DJ Garrity Douglas Beasley Douglas Beasley Dr. Kayri Havens-Young and Dr. Jennifer Schwarz Ballard Dr. Kulvider Kaur Eddie Soloway Elise Robison Elizabeth Paine Ellen Phillips Emily Breidenbach Emily Paster Emma and Andrea Eric Strong Erica Hornthal Esther Gutierrez-Sloan Evan Hydzik Fergus Garrett Fran Vail Frances Vail Francine Gourguechon Gary Topalian Gary Lehman Gary Bregman Gary Gran Gilbert and Lesley Bruce Smith Giulianna Ciocca Glenn Grosch Gordon Lock Gordon Lock and Way Sun Greg Trabka Greg Stack Gregory M. Pierceall Gretta Winkelbauer Heather Sherwood Heather Prince Heather Marie Scholl Heeyoung Kim Heidi Joynt Hilary Noble Iris Allen Ivan Watters Jack Carlson Jack Carlson and Dave Cantwell Jackie Kendall Jaclyn Jacobs Jacob Burns James Villalpando Jamie Thome Janet Meakin Janet Trierweiller Janet Austin Janit Calvo Jay Taylor Jeane Cohen Jeff Gorra Jeff Epping Jeffrey True Jeffrey H. Bunn Jennifer Murtoff Jerrod Schober Jerry L. Garner Jessica Ellington Jessica Hannah Jill Jonnes Jill Selinger Jill Selinger and William Moss Jim Nau Jim Steffen Jim Steffen Jim Jabcon Jim Steffen Jodi Mariano John Eskandari John Raffeto John Pastoriza Pinol Jonathan Green Jordan Scherer Jordan Scherer and Taylor Cowan Judith Joseph Judy Logback Julia Bunn Julie Sajtar Julie Engleman Julie Siegel Juliet Liu Waite Justin Schmitz KaMele Sanchez Karen Thomson Kathe Stoepel Kathie Hayden Kathryn Deery Kathy Johnson Kay Thomas Kendall Jackie Kenny Larson Kerry Mendez Kimberly Mullarkey Kris De la Torre Kristina Smith Kristyn Moore Lauren Johnson Lauren "Lo" Bosworth Linda Oyama Bryan Lisa Hilgenberg Lisa Beard Luciano Giubbilei Lydia Crespo Lynda Mapes Lynette Rodriguez Lynn Bement Lynn Quinn Maggie Meiners Manny Sanchez Manuel Sanchez Marian McNair Mark Dwyer Mark Heidelberger Mark Osgood Mark McMahon Mark Zampardo Marlene Hill Donnelly Marlene Hill Donelley Marta McDowell Mary Ann Spina Mary Kay Gill Mary-Beth Manning Marysol Ornelas Melanie Bromberek Melissa Leger Michael Jeffords & Susan Post Michael Jeffords & Susan Post Michelle Maestre Michelle Maestre Mindy Silberg Moira OKeefe Molly Kobelt Molly Kobelt and Heidi Joynt Mui Baltrunas Nancy Clifton Nancy Halliday Nancy Haliday Natalie Boyett Natasha Lehrer Lewis Natasha Lehrer Natasha Lewis Natasha Lehrer Lehrer Nicholas Peterson Nichole Strafaci & Jennifer Fabos Patton Nikki Luna Paz Nikki Nigl Nina Koziol Nina Weiss Nina Koziol & Marcy Stewart-Pyziak Pam Tokowitz Pam Karlson Pam Gross & Lisa Hilgenberg Pamela Self Pamela Feldman Patrick Eccles Patrick Sbordone Patrick Leacock Patsy Welch Paul Krysik Paul Laiblin Paul Lucas Peter Nagle Peter Berthelsen Peterson Garden Project Peterson Garden Project Peterson Garden Project Peterson Garden Project Peterson Garden Project Peterson Garden Project Phillip Douglas Phyllis Kaplan Priscilla Humay R. Thomas Selinger Rachel Catlett Rafael Arredondo Richard Hawke Rick Darke Robin Carlson Rochelle Wiedenhoeft & Korbin Paul Rowen White Roy Diblik Roy Diblik & Anatoliy Khmara Ruth Clausen Sally Peterson Sally Peterson Sandra Bacon Sandy Bulgrin Sarah Schultz Sean Kelley Sean Regan Shannon Catalano Sharon Washington Sharon Yiesla Sharyn Galindo Shawn Sheehy Shelley Galloway Sheryl DeVore Shilpi Saxena Stee Nakon Stephanie Rose Bird Steve Nakon Steve Bainley Steve Bailey Steve Nakon and Patricia Nakon Stevie Hanley Suzanne Walker Suzanne Wegener Tamara Mannelly Terese Hajduk Theresa Mieseler Thomas Soulsby Thomas Mikolajczyk Thomas Selinger Thomas Trausch Tim Johnson Tim Gruner Tim Pollak Tim Lally Tim Gruner and Elizabeth Hubert Timothy Lally Tobin Fraley Tom Fritz Tom Soulsby Tom Tiddens Tom Weaver Tom Tiddens & Kathie Hayden Tom Tiddens, Thomas Fritz & Mike Annes Tom Tiddens, Thomas Fritz and Chris Beiser Tom, Mike & Thomas Tiddens, Annes & Fritz Tony Gebely Tony Wasemann Tracey Buchman & Julie Engelman Valerie Gerdes Lemme Valerie Gerdes and Tim Lally Valerie Gerdes Lemme and Jeffrey True Valerie Lemme Gerdes Vivian Zapata Wade Wheatley Walker Jacobs Wicker Mui Wil Pilipauskas William Moss William Moss Moss
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