Regarded the North Shore over as a sure sign of spring, more than 700 attended the Antiques & Garden Fair Preview Evening at the Chicago Botanic Garden last April. Enjoying early shopping privileges, guests sampled organic wine and great food during the evening, which raised more than $225,000 for the Garden’s conservation, education, and research programs. More than 120 antique dealers from across the United States and Europe showcased their wares amidst indoor gardens installed by the area’s premiere landscape designers. Co-producers of the 2014 Antiques & Garden Fair were Cathy Busch, Susan Canmann, Jen Kasten, Donna LaPietra, Jane O’Neil, and Peggy Swartchild, with artistic direction by Bill Heffernan. chicagobotanic.org
Originally published in Sheridan Road magazine, June-July 2014.