By Cameron Crane
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Since opening for business, Little Pickle Press has been very fortunate for the opportunity to reach a variety of different markets. The educational, global, and environmental themes of our titles make them wonderful candidates for schools, libraries, planetariums, and even museums. Today we recognize Chicago Botanic Garden, a beautiful living plant museum, as our featured customer of the month.
Chicago Botanic Garden of Glencoe, Illinois, is owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, and is maintained by the Chicago Horticultural Society. With over 2.5 million plants and 24 display gardens, Chicago Botanic Gardens is one of the United States’ most-visited public gardens. 760,000 people visit the garden each year to admire its beauty, learn, and conduct scientific research. It is one of only ten public gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums.
The Garden first opened to the public in 1972, and this year marks its 40th anniversary. In that time, it has achieved many milestones, including winning the Award for Garden Excellence in 2006. In 1990, the Garden introduced an academic institution, which now offers over 500 classes and the opportunity for degree accreditation. It also offers educational programs for schools, and children ages 2-to-18.
But to truly recognize the Garden’s splendor, you need to see it! A stroll through one of their glorious gardens, or a visit to one of the fantastic exhibitions, is not something you are likely to forget. Summer is an especially exciting time to visit the Garden, with something new to do every summer evening, from live music to dinner and dancing.
If you are in Glencoe, we highly recommend taking the time to visit the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Of course, be sure to also stop by The Garden Shop, where you will find a wonderful collection of souvenirs and several of our award-winning titles.
Thank you Chicago Botanic Gardens, for your support of Little Pickle Press, and Happy 40th Birthday! A big thanks to Event Network as well, for giving us the opportunity to connect with such an exciting place.