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CHICAGO AND ITS BOTANIC GARDEN: THE CHICAGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY AT 125. Cathy Jean Maloney. Northwestern University Press, Evanston, 2015. Published in association with the Chicago Botanic Garden. 274 pp. with 317 ills. (262 col.). 31 x 27 cm. LC 2014-36190 ISBN 9780810130951 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Indexing: Western — United States — Several Periods — Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 166795
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