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May 2017
Free

Featured Speaker: Gregg Tepper, Delaware Botanic Gardens comes to life: a story of inspiration from Lurie Garden.

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Park Room,
78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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A new coastal plain botanic garden is coming to southern Delaware! Learn about its creation and how Lurie Garden has a special place in inspiring this public garden to offer a meadow designed by Piet Oudolf. Join Gregg Tepper, Delaware Botanic Gardens’ Director of Horticulture, and hear the exciting story! Join us for a a short reception following the program! Our 2017 Speaker Series "Designed Gardens" is presented in partnership with Bartlett Tree Experts. Image by Lake|Flato. Register Lurie Garden’s free…

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July 2017
Free

Featured Speaker: Amanda Patton, The Art of Planting Design

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Park Room,
78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Good planting doesn’t happen by accident, nor by a horticultural love of plants, but instead through deciding before beginning what effect the planting is intended to achieve, and which tools (plants) will best serve that purpose.  Demonstrating her approach to planting design from an artistic perspective, Amanda will show how the principles and elements of art can be applied to planting design and why line, form, and value are more important than individual flowers.  By understanding the way the elements can be…

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November 2017
Free

Featured Speaker: Andi Pettis, Highlights of the High Line

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pritzker Stage, Millennium Park
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The High Line park was born of a city that is constantly changing and reinventing itself, and this is reflected in the dynamic landscape built on a mile-and-a-half-long elevated railroad on the West Side of Manhattan. From the location and the linear nature of the structure itself, to the design inspired by the industrial history of the city and the tenacity of plants, to the changing environment surrounding the park and the sometimes challenging popularity of the High Line, Andi…

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