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Spotlight Garden Tours

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe

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$24 5 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Aug 16, 9:00am - 10:00am Central Time

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Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
Meet at Fruit & Vegetable Garden entrance
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this tour class:

There are 28 gardens and four natural areas within the 385 acres of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Join our horticulturists for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Garden areas they oversee. Explore plant varieties and combinations, design elements, garden features, and fun stories as you soak up a wealth of knowledge from years of experience working in these gardens. 

  • May 10
    Crescent Garden & Native Plant Garden – Liz Rex
    Meet at Visitor Center

  • May 24
    Thomas English Walled Garden and English Oak Meadow – Heather Sherwood
    Meet at English Walled Garden entrance

  • June 7
    Malott Japanese Garden – Ayse Pogue
    Meet at Japanese Garden Entrance

  • June 14
    Shida Shade Evaluation Garden – David Murray
    Meet at the Carillon, Evening Island

  • June 28
    Spider Island – Isabel Schwabe
    Meet at the Circle Garden

  • July 12
    Buehler Enabling Garden – Alicia Green
    Meet at Buehler Enabling Garden entrance

  • August 16
    Fruit & Vegetable Garden – Lisa Hilgenberg
    Meet at Fruit & Vegetable Garden entrance

  • August 30
    Evening Island – Helen Bartlett
    Meet at the Carillon, Evening Island

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Refund Policy

Refund requests must be submitted to [email protected] 24 hours prior to the program’s start date and time. The registration fee will be refunded less a 10 percent processing charge. A refund is issued in the form of a credit on file (to be used for future programs).

No refunds for cooking classes or supply-heavy horticulture and art classes will be made within 48 hours prior to the class date and time.

Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable on and after the program’s start date. We cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.

Registration fees for courses grouped and priced as a series will be considered one program and subject to all of the above guidelines. A refund request must be received prior to the start date of the series' first class session and will subsequently cancel your registration in every session of the series. If you choose to re-register for other sessions in the series, the special discount does not apply.


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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...

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