Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

Life Skills
Glencoe, Glencoe, Illinois
(45 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

(45 Reviews)
Mosaic Workshop

4/19/2019
Jennifer D.

Attended: Mosaic Workshop


Great fun, with an excellent teacher.

Chronicle of a Vegetable Garden

3/31/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Chronicle of a Vegetable Garden


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.

Lightroom 1: Intensive

2/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Lightroom 1: Intensive


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.

Mosaic Workshop

12/7/2018
JENNIFER D.

Attended: Mosaic Workshop


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.

Birds in the Garden

11/17/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Birds in the Garden


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!

Watercolor: Painting the Natural World

11/6/2018
Deanne R.

Attended: Watercolor: Painting the Natural World


Excellent class and teacher! Highly recommend!

Watercolor Workshop

10/22/2018
Nancy B.

Attended: Watercolor Workshop


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.

Rooftop Garden Design

10/19/2018
Jennifer S.

Attended: Rooftop Garden Design


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!

Hands-on Cooking: Indian High Tea

7/30/2018
Jennifer M.

Attended: Hands-on Cooking: Indian High Tea


The class was a nice and everyone was pleasant.

Hands-on Cooking: Pies and Tarts

7/16/2018
Marilyn B.

Attended: Hands-on Cooking: Pies and Tarts


I would have liked instruction for a lattice top on pie. Everything else was excellent.

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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

Earth Day Forest Bathing
Earth Day Forest Bathing
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Monday Apr 22nd, 6pm - 7:45pm

Master Class: Enhance Your Plan Graphics
Master Class: Enhance Your Plan Graphics
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Monday Apr 22nd, 6:30pm - 9pm

Photographing Signs of Spring
Photographing Signs of Spring
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Tuesday Apr 23rd, 9am - 12pm

The Philosophy of Photography
The Philosophy of Photography
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Tuesday Apr 23rd, 9:30am - 12pm

Energy Medicine Practice for Wellness
Energy Medicine Practice for Wellness
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Tuesday Apr 23rd, 10:30am - 11:30am

Advanced Black and White Photography
Advanced Black and White Photography
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Tuesday Apr 23rd, 1pm - 4pm

Elements of Design: Walks and Paths
Elements of Design: Walks and Paths
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Tuesday Apr 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Demonstration Cooking: Rice and Spice
Demonstration Cooking: Rice and Spice
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Wednesday Apr 24th, 11am - 12:30pm

Water Garden in a Vase Workshop
Water Garden in a Vase Workshop
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Wednesday Apr 24th, 6pm - 8pm

Advanced Rejuvenated Jewelry
Advanced Rejuvenated Jewelry
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Wednesday Apr 24th, 7pm - 9pm

Photographing Wildflowers
Photographing Wildflowers
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Friday Apr 26th, 9:30am - 12pm

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing
Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing
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Saturday Apr 27th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Brambles and Berries for the Beginner
Brambles and Berries for the Beginner
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Saturday Apr 27th, 9:30am - 12pm

Meditations in Ink: Iris and Swallow
Meditations in Ink: Iris and Swallow
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Saturday Apr 27th, 10am - 4pm

Laugh it Off with Laughter Yoga
Laugh it Off with Laughter Yoga
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Saturday Apr 27th, 10:30am - 11:30am

Planning for Pollinators
Planning for Pollinators
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Saturday Apr 27th, 10:30am - 4:30pm

Get Started with Perennials
Get Started with Perennials
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Saturday Apr 27th, 1pm - 3pm

Meditations in Ink: Bamboo and Dragonfly
Meditations in Ink: Bamboo and Dragonfly
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Sunday Apr 28th, 10am - 4pm

Demonstration Cooking: Stalks
Demonstration Cooking: Stalks
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Sunday Apr 28th, 12pm - 1:30pm

Living Pansy Wreath Workshop
Living Pansy Wreath Workshop
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Tuesday Apr 30th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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Teachers at Chicago Botanic Garden

Aaron Bertelsen Abbie Groff Alan Anderson Alexis Datta Alicia Green Allen Rokach Andrew Wilson Andrew Bunting Andy McGhee Angela Thomas Waltman Angie McMonigal 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 Bill Shores Bim Willow Bob Kirschner & Heidi Natura Bonnie Cox Bonnie Arkin Brady Soule Britt Calendo Bruce Bondy Bruce Iverson Bruce Iverson Burnstein Hall Carmen Vidal-Hallett Carol Vanhyfte Lawrence Cathy Thomas Charles and Karen Lorence Chester Jankowski Chris Beiser Chris Catalano Chris Baker Claudia Lane Claudia Lane Courtney Hughes Cynthia Gran Dale Sievert Dan Bussey Dan Bussey 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 Ellen Phillips Emily Paster Emma and Andrea Erica Hornthal Esther Gutierrez-Sloan Evan Hydzik Fran Vail Frances Vail Francine Gourguechon Gary Topalian Gary Lehman Gary Bregman Gary Gran Gilbert and Lesley Bruce Smith 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 Hilary Noble Iris Allen Ivan Watters Jack Carlson Jack Carlson and Dave Cantwell Jackie Kendall Jaclyn Jacobs Jacob Burns James Villalpando Janet Meakin Janet Austin Janit Calvo Jeane Cohen Jeff Gorra Jeff Epping Jeffrey True Jennifer Murtoff Jerry L. Garner Jessica Hannah Jill Jonnes Jill Selinger Jill Selinger and William Moss Jim Nau Jim Steffen Jim Jabcon Jim Steffen Jodi Mariano John Eskandari John Raffeto John Pastoriza Pinol Jordan Scherer Jordan Scherer and Taylor Cowan Judith Joseph Julia Bunn Julie Sajtar Julie Engleman Julie Siegel Juliet Liu Waite Justin Schmitz 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 Linda Oyama Bryan Lisa Hilgenberg Luciano Giubbilei Lynda Mapes Lynette Rodriguez Lynn Bement Lynn Quinn Maggie Meiners Manny Sanchez Manuel Sanchez Marian McNair Mark Heidelberger Mark McMahon Mark Zampardo Marlene Hill Donnelly Marlene Hill Donelley Marta McDowell Mary Ann Spina Mary Kay Gill Melissa Leger Michael Jeffords & Susan Post Michael Jeffords & Susan Post Michelle Maestre Michelle Maestre Moira OKeefe Molly Kobelt Molly Kobelt and Heidi Joynt Mui Baltrunas Nancy Clifton Nancy Halliday Nancy Haliday Natalie Boyett Natasha Lehrer Natasha Lewis Natasha Lehrer Lehrer Nichole Strafaci & Jennifer Fabos Patton Nikki Luna Paz Nikki Nigl Nina Koziol Nina Weiss Nina Koziol & Marcy Stewart-Pyziak Pam Karlson Pam Gross & Lisa Hilgenberg Pamela Self Pamela Feldman Patrick Eccles Patrick Leacock Patsy Welch 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 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 Shawn Sheehy Shelley Galloway Sheryl DeVore Shilpi Saxena Stee Nakon Stephanie Rose Bird Steve Nakon Steve Bainley Steve Bailey Steve Nakon and Patricia Nakon Suzanne Wegener Tamara Mannelly Terese Hajduk Thomas Soulsby Thomas Mikolajczyk 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 Valerie Gerdes Lemme Valerie Gerdes and Tim Lally Valerie Gerdes Lemme and Jeffrey True Valerie Lemme Gerdes Vivian Zapata Wade Wheatley Wil Pilipauskas William Moss William Moss Moss
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