Chicago And Its Botanic Garden: The Chicago Horticultural Society At 125 by Cathy Jean MaloneyChicago And Its Botanic Garden: The Chicago Horticultural Society At 125 by Cathy Jean Maloney

Chicago And Its Botanic Garden: The Chicago Horticultural Society At 125

byCathy Jean MaloneyOtherChicago Botanic Garden

Hardcover | May 31, 2015

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Formed in 1890, during the heady days before the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, the Chicago Horticultural Society boasted members with names deeply rooted in Chicago history: Buckingham, McCormick, and Palmer, among others. Today, as it leads the Garden in a model public-private partnership with the Forest Preserves of Cook County, the Society’s horticultural practices have exceeded the vision of its founders.

Chicago and Its Botanic Garden: The Chicago Horticultural Society at 125 is a lushly illustrated and thoughtful history of the Society and its evolution from a producer of monumental flower and botanical shows, through a fallow period, to the opening in 1972 of the Chicago Botanic Garden, a living museum and world leader in horticulture, plant science and conservation, education, and urban agriculture. Author Cathy Jean Maloney combines meticulous scholarship with a flair for storytelling in a narrative that will delight everyone from casual strollers of the grounds to the volunteers, professionals, and scientists who compose the influential society.


 

CATHY JEAN MALONEY is a lifelong Chicago-area resident and garden historian. She is a senior editor of Chicagoland Gardening magazine, and the author of World’s Fair Gardens; The Gardener’s Cottage in Riverside, Illinois; Chicago Gardens: The Early History; and The Prairie Club of Chicago. She teaches classes both at the Morton Arboret...
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Title:Chicago And Its Botanic Garden: The Chicago Horticultural Society At 125Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:280 pages, 12 × 10 × 1 inShipping dimensions:12 × 10 × 1 inPublished:May 31, 2015Publisher:Northwestern University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810130955

ISBN - 13:9780810130951

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"The Chicago Botanic Garden is living proof of how a public-private partnership on the Chicago model can produce a world-class asset…The Chicago Horticultural Society and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County are the heroes of this remarkable unfolding story.”--Gary T. Johnson, President, Chicago History Museum