Nathan Besser enjoys the "Big Bugs" exhibit, June 1998. Photo: William Biderbost
Chicago Botanical Garden
When the Chicago Botanical Garden was founded
more than a quarter century ago, its goal was to teach the
lessons of nature and thereby illuminate our lives. Constantly
changing, the Garden is colorful, peaceful, exhilarating,
fragrant, historic, sometimes exotic, frequently wild, and
always very much alive. The mission of the Garden is "to
stimulate and develop an appreciation and understanding of
gardening, botany, and conservation by developing gardens,
plant collections, and education and research programs of
excellence while providing a continuing aesthetic experience."
From school gardens to community gardens, from teaching
beginners to professionals, education at the garden is viewed
as a life-long process and is the cornerstone of every
program, every garden, every festival.
Originally submitted by: John Edward Porter, Representative (10th District).
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