Monday Apr 22nd, 6pm - 7:45pm
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.
Great fun, with an excellent teacher.
The class was very informative - a lot of information in the 2 hours! The teacher was great; he encouraged questions and was very engaging and entertaining.
Class was very informative, great instructor. In the future, a description of all the items needed during the class should be given in the details or an email after registration.
This was a great class, and a wonderful teacher. I enjoyed it so much, I signed up for another class with her. Highly recommend it if you have an interest in this type of mosaics.
She truly knew her subject material and was very informative. Eager to start making some additions to my garden. Hope you will have her back again......good speaker!
Excellent class and teacher! Highly recommend!
Loved this class and learned so much from John. What a great teacher and at such a beautiful location. I will take another of his classes when he returns. Thano you.
Excellent class! Tim was great and covered material in the 6 week course that definitely gave me knowledge to work confidently with clients in the future. Thank you!
The class was a nice and everyone was pleasant.
I would have liked instruction for a lattice top on pie. Everything else was excellent.
Monday Apr 22nd, 6pm - 7:45pm
Monday Apr 22nd, 6:30pm - 9pm
Tuesday Apr 23rd, 9am - 12pm
Tuesday Apr 23rd, 9:30am - 12pm
Tuesday Apr 23rd, 10:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday Apr 23rd, 1pm - 4pm
Tuesday Apr 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday Apr 24th, 11am - 12:30pm
Wednesday Apr 24th, 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday Apr 24th, 7pm - 9pm
Friday Apr 26th, 9:30am - 12pm
Saturday Apr 27th, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday Apr 27th, 9:30am - 12pm
Saturday Apr 27th, 10am - 4pm
Saturday Apr 27th, 10:30am - 11:30am
Saturday Apr 27th, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday Apr 27th, 1pm - 3pm
Sunday Apr 28th, 10am - 4pm
Sunday Apr 28th, 12pm - 1:30pm
Tuesday Apr 30th, 6pm - 8:30pm