The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presents its fourth annual All Aboard! Wonderland Express dinner on Thursday, Dec. 3.
Set in and among the Gardens 10,000-square-foot indoor winter exhibition of garden-scale trains, winter flora and over 80 iconic Chicago landmarks, this evening sets the tone for celebrating the season.
Wonderland Express is a popular holiday exhibition in the Regenstein Center and throughout the grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
New landmarks added to the train exhibition this year include the Union Stockyards Old Stone Gate, President Barack Obamas Hyde Park home and Michelle Obamas childhood home.
Returning landmarks include Navy Pier, Soldier Field, Millennium Park and the Shedd Aquarium.
Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner, prepared by Calihan Catering, at 8 p.m.
Tickets begin at $375 per person. Table packages are available. Call (847) 835-6944 for tickets and information. All Aboard! benefits the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, which will provide state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities for more than 200 Ph.D. scientists, land managers, students and interns whose research is critical to fulfill the Garden’s efforts to save our planet, by saving our plants.
The Chicago Botanic Garden is located at 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, IL. For more information about any of the Chicago Botanic Gardens programs and events, call (847) 835-5440, or visit chicagobotanic.org.
Editors, please note: The Chicago Botanic Garden’s newsroom is online at chicagobotanic.org/pr.
For digital images, contact Julie McCaffrey at (847) 835-8213 or at [email protected].
About the Chicago Botanic Garden
The Chicago Botanic Garden, one of the green treasures of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, is a 385-acre living plant museum featuring 24 distinct display gardens surrounded by lakes, as well as a prairie and woodlands.
With events, programs and activities for all ages, the Garden is open every day of the year, except Dec. 25. Admission is free; select event fees apply.
Parking is $20 per car; free for Garden members. The Garden is located at 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, Ill.
Visit chicagobotanic.org, or call (847) 835-5440 for seasonal hours, images of the Garden and commuter transportation information.&/
Source: Chicago Press Release