Chicago Botanic Garden


Speaker’s Bureau List

Name Contact Information
Topics Availability Cost
Glenn Grosch H: (847) 358-7344
1881 W. Tweed Inverness, IL 60067 (Home)
Seeds, deciduous shrubs (care), deciduous shrubs (selection), soils, fruit trees and plants, vegetative propagation, organic gardening, hydrangeas, all about woodies Year-round, days or evenings. $175 for one-hour presentation, $200 for 90 minute presenation.
John Stubbings W: (773) 660-4081
2825 Weller Ln. Northbrook, IL 60062 (Business)
Orchids—any topic regarding these flowers Year-round, evenings and weekends only. $75 for 60 minute lecture
Kim Kaulas (773) 761-3668
1353 W. Norwood Chicago, IL 60660 (Home)
Year-round landscaping; landscaping in the shade; small space landscaping Not available April-October, after that, flexible $100 for one-hour presentation including handouts.
Jackie Kotz C: 312-919-7765

1460 N. Sandburg Terrace #2210 Chicago, IL 60610
Edible landscape design Year-round, days or evenings, weekdays and weekends $150 for a one hour presentation
Marlon Nissen C: (847) 331-5237      
Nina Koziol H: (708) 217-9357
11925 Ford Rd. Palos Park, IL 60464
General horticultural topics; garden design history; theme gardens; and other programs Evenings and weekends $150 for one-hour presentation.
Diane Hunter H: (847) 277-7118
743 Dundee Avenue Barrington, IL 60010
"Japan's Most Beautiful and Unusual Gardens", rarely viewed gardens of Japan with magnificent fall color, insight about enjoying a Japanese garden. Also, "Chelsea Flower Show—2005", "The Incredible Tulip". Flexible $130 for one-hour presentation—negotiable
Diane Carr H: (312) 246-2088
1435 S. 21st St. Maywood, IL 60153
Floral design w/a flair. Hands-on design techniques with style, taste and elegance. Turn beauty on a budget into affordable elegance. Day, evenings, weekends $60/class (limit 10-15) plus $10 transportation fee each way.
Marian Thill (847) 966-0231
Morton Grove
Slide presentation shows shrubs, perennials, and annuals to plant in order to attract birds and butterflies Days, evenings, weekends $125
Sue Cubberly (773) 774-5333
45 minute Powerpoint presentation about "Freshwater and Rain Gardens" including a how-to section A 2-hour workshop involves the presentation above and nearly anything the group would like to do in the second hour. Usually this covers the specifics of plants, materials calculation, hardscape issues (gutters, concrete, etc) Evenings and weekends $75 plus expenses for 45 minute presentation; $150 plus expenses for 2-hour workshop
Steve Nakon (847) 590-1221
104 S. George St. Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Natural Foods Cooking, The Healing Power of Food, The Energy of Food, Meditation, Yoga, Breathing and Stress Reduction, Wellness and Work-Life Balance Seminars Year-round, days, evenings, weekends $200 for one hour presentation. $250 for 90 minute presentation