Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

Life Skills
Glencoe, Glencoe, Illinois
(49 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

(49 Reviews)
Garden and Travel Photography

6/9/2019
Dennis D.

Attended: Garden and Travel Photography


Our instructor, Jack Carlson, was very good. He arranged for us to have photo shoots at the Evanston lighthouse, Graceland Cemetery and the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Jack was very helpful in teaching me and the other students composition and lighting techniques. He also helped me figure out what all the features were on my camera and how to use them. I highly recommend this course.

Hands-on Cooking: Spring Desserts

5/20/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Hands-on Cooking: Spring Desserts


Fun class to do. Group atmosphere was nice.

Hands-on Cooking: All About Rhubarb

5/6/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Hands-on Cooking: All About Rhubarb


I was really disappointed that the class was cancelled due to low enrollment with the class 75%full.

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!

John Pastoriza-Pinol Watercolor Workshop

10/22/2018
Nancy B.

Attended: John Pastoriza-Pinol 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.

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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

Backyard Butterfly Gardening
Backyard Butterfly Gardening
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Wednesday Jun 26th, 6pm - 9pm

Bonsai Pest Management
Bonsai Pest Management
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Wednesday Jun 26th, 6pm - 9pm

Repurposed Container Workshop
Repurposed Container Workshop
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Thursday Jun 27th, 10am - 12pm

Hands-on Gardening: Mulching and Edging
Hands-on Gardening: Mulching and Edging
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Saturday Jun 29th, 9am - 11am

Pastel Dust
Pastel Dust
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Saturday Jun 29th, 9:30am - 4pm

Guided Outdoor Silent Retreat
Guided Outdoor Silent Retreat
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Saturday Jun 29th, 10am - 3pm

Fungal Diversity in Illinois
Fungal Diversity in Illinois
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Saturday Jun 29th, 12pm - 2pm

Adults-Only Campout
Adults-Only Campout
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Saturday Jun 29th, 5pm - 11:45pm

Pop-Up Paper Cards: Native Blooms
Pop-Up Paper Cards: Native Blooms
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Sunday Jun 30th, 12pm - 3:45pm

Demonstration Cooking: Honey Tasting
Demonstration Cooking: Honey Tasting
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Sunday Jun 30th, 2pm - 3pm

Photographing the Great Basin and Beyond
Photographing the Great Basin and Beyond
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Monday Jul 1st, 9am - 12pm

Tai Chi, Xing Yi, and Ba Qua Deep Study
Tai Chi, Xing Yi, and Ba Qua Deep Study
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Saturday Jul 6th, 7:45am - 8:45am

Reflecting on Water
Reflecting on Water
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Monday Jul 8th, 9am - 1pm

Gentle Yoga
Gentle Yoga
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Monday Jul 8th, 9am - 10am

Tai Chi For Beginners: Sun-Style
Tai Chi For Beginners: Sun-Style
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Tuesday Jul 9th, 8am - 9am

Yoga Flow Intermediate
Yoga Flow Intermediate
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Tuesday Jul 9th, 8am - 9am

Tai Chi For Beginners: Yang-Style
Tai Chi For Beginners: Yang-Style
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Tuesday Jul 9th, 9:15am - 10:15am

Rejuvenated Jewelry
Rejuvenated Jewelry
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Tuesday Jul 9th, 9:30am - 11:30am

Advanced Rejuvenated Jewelry
Advanced Rejuvenated Jewelry
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 9th, 12pm - 2pm

Intermediate Digital Photography
Intermediate Digital Photography
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 9th, 6pm - 9pm

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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 Carrie Schloss Cathy Thomas Charles and Karen Lorence Chester Jankowski Chris Beiser Chris Catalano Chris Baker Christina Swets 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 Eddie Soloway Ellen Phillips Emily Paster Emma and Andrea 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 Janet Meakin Janet Austin Janit Calvo Jeane Cohen Jeff Gorra Jeff Epping Jeffrey True Jeffrey H. Bunn 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 Sbordone 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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