Summer Garden Stroll Friday, June 23rd, 5:30-7:30 PM

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 25, 2017

7:00 PM

The Lake Forest Library, in conjunction with the North Shore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation, is hosting an historical slide show and talk by Arthur Miller, former president of LFPF and emeritus archivist...

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

1:00-4:00 PM Tour; 4:00-5:00 PM Garden Reception

  The Uniqueness of Shaw Tradition in Lake Forest Architecture

The 2017 Benefit House & Garden Tour for the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation turns attention to a key century-old or more stretch of the west side of upper Green Bay Road, from Westminster on the south to...

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Past Events

Friday, August 25, 2017

5:30-7:30 PM

This beautiful, must-see garden, designed by O. C. Simonds, sits on just under an acre of the 1880s Byron Laflin Smith estate, which originally stretched from the lake to Sheridan Road.  The home's origin is a gardener's cottage that survived the redevelopment of the street in the 1920s as an estate neighborhood. The rear garden is a large room with an arched west boundary, framed with varied evergreens in a naturalistic manner.

 


Saturday, July 15, 2017

10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation is pleased to present a docent-guided tour of Crab Tree Farm. The 1.5-hour-long tour will be offered at two times on Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  Both tours will feature the restored 1911 dairy farm buildings that now house an extensive Arts and Crafts collection of furniture and artwork. Additionally, visitors will be able to view the garden area.

 


Friday, June 23, 2017

5:30-7:30 PM

The Preservation Foundation invites you to a late afternoon garden stroll in this peaceful garden in the heart of historic Lake Forest. Originally part of Howard Van Doren Shaw’s 1906 Ryerson estate, it now surrounds a stunningly beautiful David Adler home built in 1933. The three-acre property includes two ravines, which provide a dramatic accent to the formal gardens. Adler and landscape architect Ralph Griswold designed the gardens, which include a greenhouse from the 1933 World’s Fair.   This event will be outside, please plan accordingly.

 


Sunday, May 7, 2017

2:00 PM ~ Gorton Community Center

On May 7th, the Foundation will hold its Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards at Gorton Community Center beginning at 2:00 PM followed by a special member and guest reception at a home on the historic Walden Estate. Location of the reception will be provided at the Annual Meeting.

The meeting and reception are free for members, but reservations are required.  The fee for the reception for guests of members is $20 per person.  Please use the link below to register.  Any questions should be directed to the LFPF office at 847-234-1230.

 

 


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

7:00 PM ~ Lily Reid Holt Chapel, Lake Forest College Middle Campus

The Power Of Uniqueness parking map

THE CITY AND PRESERVATION HOST “THE POWER OF UNIQUENESS”

 


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The Preservation Foundation invites you to a late afternoon garden stroll in this peaceful garden in the heart of historic Lake Forest. Originally part of Howard Van Doren Shaw’s 1906 Ryerson estate, it now surrounds a stunningly beautiful David Adler home built in 1933. The three-acre property includes two ravines, which provide a dramatic accent to the formal gardens. Adler and landscape architect Ralph Griswold designed the gardens, which include a greenhouse from the 1933 World’s Fair.   Reservations are required and can be secured by registering below or by calling the Preservation Foundation office at 847-234-1230.  LFPF Members - $20.00, Non-members - $30.00.