Anticipating the 2010 Antiques & Garden Fair

Donna LaPietra, one of the co-producers of the 2010 Antiques & Garden Fair, tells us about plans for the Fair on April 16-18, 2010. She talked to Alessandra Branca, honorary co-chair of the Fair and Preview, about what she’s bringing to the show, her new book and her lecture on Friday, April 16.

Harry Potter’s Herbology Class Taught with Rare Books

In the Harry Potter books and movies, Harry attends a class on herbology taught by Professor Sprout. Ed Valauskas uses the Garden’s rare book collection to teach a similar class on how people’s notions of plants changed during the Renaissance. Learn about the legend of the vegetable lamb of tartar and so much more! Ed teaches this class again at 10 a.m. on July 10, 2010. Visit register.chicagobotanic.org to register.

The Lenhardt Library’s rare book collection is available by appointment. Visit www.chicagobotanic.org/library for more information.

Learn About Plants with Weekend Family Classes

Eileen Prendergast, manager of Youth and Family Programs at the Chicago Botanic Garden, tells us about Weekend Family Classes including Hot Chocolate. For more information on Weekend Family Classes, visit http://www.chicagobotanic.org/forfamilies/.