Wednesday Jan 23rd, 9am - 1pm
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.
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.
Great balance of principles and hands-on education. Could have used a bit more specificity on trade-offs between aesthetics and production for container vegetable gardens.
GORDON is kind and responsive to his students. A real professional. I will take more courses with him. Sue
This course DID NOT meet my expectations or the course description: "This class will cover all aspects of installing and growing in raised beds. Topics include options for purchasing or building them, appropriate sites and soils, season-extension techniques, plant selection, and intensive planting techniques to maximize crop yields in small spaces." While the instructor did show photo examples of different types of raised-beds, little to no time was given about HOW to select materials, HOW/WHERE to purchase kits or materials, or HOW to install/put together. A list of plants was reviewed, and planting techniques were also covered, but the first half of the course description was essentially skipped. The instructor, a professional grower, was very knowledgeable but very scattered. I would NOT recommend this course and especially NOT for a beginner or someone look to make/build their own raised bed. You will be disappointed by the content.
Wednesday Jan 23rd, 9am - 1pm
Wednesday Jan 23rd, 6pm - 8pm
Friday Jan 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Saturday Jan 26th, 7:30am - 10:30am
Saturday Jan 26th, 9am - 11am
Saturday Jan 26th, 11am - 1pm
Saturday Jan 26th, 1pm - 3pm
Sunday Jan 27th, 9am - 11am
Sunday Jan 27th, 1pm - 3pm
Wednesday Jan 30th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Friday Feb 1st, 9am - 12pm
Saturday Feb 2nd, 10am - 12pm
Saturday Feb 2nd, 1pm - 3pm
Tuesday Feb 5th, 11am - 12:30pm
Tuesday Feb 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday Feb 6th, 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday Feb 6th, 6pm - 8pm
Friday Feb 8th, 11am - 1pm
Saturday Feb 9th, 9am - 12pm
Saturday Feb 9th, 9am - 4pm