The Orchid Show Preview Evening Friday, February 13, 2015 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Regenstein Center Celebrate the opening night of the Orchid Show! Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and rhythms from the Chris Forte Jazz Ensemble. And the flowers? More than 10,000 orchids, all blooming at once. Be among the first to view the show.
Behind–the-Scenes Tours of the Orchid Show Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:30 – 11:30 a.m or 1 – 2 p.m. $8; reservations limited Call (847) 835-6925 Learn about the Orchid Show’s origins, programming, plant selection, and maintenance with Stephanie Lindemann, manager horticultural events and Tom Weaver, horticulturist
President’s Circle Hawaiian Adventure Thursday, February 26 – Thursday, March 5, 2015 Sold Out
Antiques, Garden & Design Show Preview Party Thursday, April 16, 2015 Savor sumptuous fare in the beautiful setting while celebrating spring, stylish living, and exquisite gardens.
Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr. Lecture: Why Are Gardens Important? Thursday, May 21, 2015 Ben Lenhardt, chairman of the Garden Conservancy and a Chicago Botanic Garden Board member, shares slides and the history of beautiful gardens from around the world.
Summer Dinner Dance Friday, June 19, 2015 It’s the summer season’s most beautiful party! This black-tie soiree begins with cocktails, followed by dinner and dancing.
Gardens of Distinction Wednesday & Thursday, July 22 & 23, 2015 Take an overnight trip to Madison, Wisconsin, for the President's Circle signature garden tour event.
Urban Agriculture Tour Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Learn how the Chicago Botanic Garden's Windy City Harvest urban gardens function as community training and education centers.
Harvest Ball Saturday, September 19, 2015 The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden hosts a fun and elegant party on the early fall grounds of the Garden.
Chicago City Parks: Art and Architecture Tour with Julia Bachrach Tuesday, September 29, 2015 This exciting tour includes an underground exploration of Buckingham Fountain; lunch is included.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 State of the Garden Address with Sophia Shaw The 2015 State of the Garden address includes remarks about the Chicago Horticultural Society’s 125th anniversary by author Cathy Maloney.
All Aboard! Gala Dinner Thursday, December 3, 2015 The Woman's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presents its tenth annual Wonderland Express gala.
Wonderland Express Family Holiday Celebration Saturday, December 5, 2015 Enjoy breakfast, a visit with Santa, candy-cane making, and early entry to the exhibit.