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PREVIEW EVENING, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 6 – 10 P.M.
Celebrating 12 years, the Antiques & Garden Fair continues to offer the best in classical and contemporary garden furnishings, botanical art, and home and garden design from more than 100 exhibitors from the United States and Europe.
The Fair will be held in the beautiful Regenstein Center. There will be tents over the Esplanade and the Rose Garden as well as vendors in Burnstein Hall, Runnells and Searle Courtyards, Nichols Hall, Joutras Gallery, and the Greenhouse Galleries. Guests will find a variety of treasures in every price range.
Guests will also be inspired by indoor gardens designed by local landscape companies and designers who will interpret this year's theme, "Around the Garden Table." Participants include Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc., William Heffernan Landscapes, Rosborough Partners, Schmechtig Landscapes with Susan Fredman Design Group, and and Maria Smithburg with Manfredini Landscaping and Design.
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Honorary Chair and guest speaker David Easton is one of the world's most sought-after interior designers. While he has made his name as a new-classicist, his expertise in architecture and decoration is wide-ranging and ongoing. He was most recently honored by his peers with the Lifetime Achievement award at London's Design & Decoration Awards. During his lecture, "A Design Journey of the Past, Present, and Future," David Easton will take you on a journey of garden design from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to ancient Rome and beyond.
Special Guest and guest speaker David Howard is former head gardener at Highgrove for H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. During his lecture, "My Gardening Life," Howard will take you on a journey of his 40 years of gardening in the U.K. including working for H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. Prince Charles as well as training at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, and the Botanical Gardens in Gothenburg, Sweden.
On Saturday and Sunday, three complimentary flower-arranging demonstrations will be given in various vendor booths at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Visit our listing for the Chicago Botanical Gardens Antique and Garden Fair for maps, directions, weather and to see neighboring antique dealers, auctions and shows.