Chicago Botanic Garden, by Jason Hanold

Celebrating its 40th year in 2012, Chicago Botanic Garden houses more than 2.5 million plants. Located in Glencoe, Illinois, this complex features Charles Darwin shrub roses, Six Hills Giant catmint, and white wild indigos, among numerous species of flora.

To honor its fourth decade, Chicago Botanic Garden established numerous exhibitions to interest visitors during summer 2012. The facility introduced the permanent, 10,000-square-foot Grunsfeld Children’s Growing Garden, as well as the seasonal Butterflies & Blooms attraction that encompasses nearly 3,000 square feet. The latter exhibit will contain 500 butterflies at all stages of development. Additionally, Chicago Botanic Garden added new stops to its Model Railroad Garden, including a replica of the White House vegetable garden established by Michelle Obama.

People interested in visiting Chicago Botanic Garden should log onto www.chicagobotanic.org. At the site, people can find information about hours, ticket prices, and upcoming events.

About the Author: The founder and Managing Partner of Hanold Associates LLC, Jason Hanold offers human resources executive search and assessment services. A resident of the Chicago area, Hanold supports the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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