Wednesday Jul 17th, 6pm - 9pm
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.
Tending Trees was very informative and I feel like I learned a lot! The Smiths clearly like teaching and live the topic and are passionate about caring for and properly planting trees & shrubs. There’s so much material to cover for the novice, like me, but they showed a lot of examples and it was a lively class, so I would be interested in taking other classes from them, or if there was a more in depth class just on native trees.
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.
Fun class to do. Group atmosphere was nice.
I was really disappointed that the class was cancelled due to low enrollment with the class 75%full.
Great fun, with an excellent teacher.
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.
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.
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!
Wednesday Jul 17th, 6pm - 9pm
Thursday Jul 18th, 9:30am - 11am
Thursday Jul 18th, 1pm - 2:30pm
Thursday Jul 18th, 8pm - 11pm
Friday Jul 19th, 9:30am - 10:30am
Saturday Jul 20th, 8am - 9am
Saturday Jul 20th, 9am - 11am
Saturday Jul 20th, 1pm - 3pm
Sunday Jul 21st, 1pm - 2:30pm
Tuesday Jul 23rd, 10am - 12pm
Thursday Jul 25th, 10am - 12pm
Friday Jul 26th, 9pm - 10:30pm
Saturday Jul 27th, 9am - 3pm
Saturday Jul 27th, 10am - 5pm
Sunday Jul 28th, 11am - 4pm
Wednesday Jul 31st, 6pm - 9pm
Friday Aug 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm
Saturday Aug 3rd, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Sunday Aug 4th, 11am - 1pm
Saturday Aug 3rd, 9:30am - 4:30pm