Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

Life Skills
Glencoe, Glencoe, Illinois
(74 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

(74 Reviews)
Pate a Choux: Online Cook Along

12/15/2020
CAMILLE W.

Attended: Pate a Choux: Online Cook Along


I have taken 3 classes so far with this instructor. She is thorough and runs a great class. I have learned several complicated baking techniques from her including croissants and have expanded my skills considerably.

Front Yard Design

10/13/2020
John Z.

Attended: Front Yard Design


Was not able to attend the class I had to work.

Introduction to Design Principles

9/24/2020
Andrea P.

Attended: Introduction to Design Principles


Great class, interesting and clear information.

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.

Holiday Hedgehog

3/14/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Holiday 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

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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

Winter Landscape Painting: Color & Light
Winter Landscape Painting: Color & Light
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Thursday Jan 28th, 3pm - 4:30pm Central Time

Oaks, Elms, Beeches: A Natural History
Oaks, Elms, Beeches: A Natural History
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Tuesday Feb 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Get to Know Your Backyard Birds
Get to Know Your Backyard Birds
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Wednesday Feb 3rd, 7pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Visual Poetry (Online)
Visual Poetry (Online)
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Friday Feb 5th, 10am - 1pm Central Time

Growing Greens Indoors
Growing Greens Indoors
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Saturday Feb 6th, 9am - 11am Central Time

Drawing as Meditation
Drawing as Meditation
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Saturday Feb 6th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

Small-space Gardening
Small-space Gardening
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Saturday Feb 6th, 12pm - 2pm Central Time

Macro Photography in the Home
Macro Photography in the Home
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Tuesday Feb 9th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time

Introduction to Design Principles
Introduction to Design Principles
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Tuesday Feb 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Watercolor - Beyond the Basics
Watercolor - Beyond the Basics
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Saturday Feb 13th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

Meditation Exploration
Meditation Exploration
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Saturday Feb 13th, 12pm - 1pm Central Time

O'Keeffe Sunflower in Mosaics (Online)
O'Keeffe Sunflower in Mosaics (Online)
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Tuesday Feb 16th, 10am - 11:30am Central Time

Residential Planting Design (Online)
Residential Planting Design (Online)
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Tuesday Feb 16th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Soil Science and Fertilizing (Online)
Soil Science and Fertilizing (Online)
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Wednesday Feb 17th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Houseplants 101
Houseplants 101
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Saturday Feb 20th, 9am - 11am Central Time

Best New Plants of 2021: Online
Best New Plants of 2021: Online
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Saturday Feb 20th, 9am - 11am Central Time

Succulents 101
Succulents 101
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Saturday Feb 20th, 12pm - 2pm Central Time

Photography Techniques: Macro
Photography Techniques: Macro
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Sunday Feb 21st, 9am - 11am Central Time

Biscuits and Scones: Online Cook Along
Biscuits and Scones: Online Cook Along
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Sunday Feb 21st, 2pm - 3:30pm Central Time

Front Yard Design
Front Yard Design
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Tuesday Feb 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm 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 Anna Gordon 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 Carlos Barajas 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 Claire Roos Claudia Lane Claudia Lane Courtney Hughes Craig Bergmann 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 Zoltowsky 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 Leah Mulder Lee Anne White Leslie Buck 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 Roberta Asher 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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