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

Upcoming 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...

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

1:00-4:00 PM

The Uniqueness of Shaw Tradition in Lake Forest Architecture

The Preservation Foundation’s Annual Benefit Architectural House and Garden Tour will take place on Saturday afternoon, September 30, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm with a reception following from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. The focus...

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Past Events

Saturday, November 19, 2016

1-3 pm

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LFPF 40th Birthday Party, November 19, 2016 ~ 1-3 PM

For more information contact Marcy Kerr, LFPF Executive Director, 847.234.1230.

To make a donation to the LFPF Annual Fund, click here.

 


Sunday, October 2, 2016

1:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM

The Preservation Foundation’s annual fall benefit Architectural House and Garden Tour will take place on Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with a reception following from 4:00 to 5:00. The focus of this year’s walk will be the area known as the Old South Woods, on and near the south end of Mayflower Road.

 


Friday, August 26, 2016

5:30 ~ 7:30 PM

The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation invites you to enjoy the late summer splendor of an exquisite garden on Lake Michigan. The owners have lovingly restored and created multiple charming, magical, and ingenious gardens plus a meadow on the grounds of a lakefront historic estate. 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.

 


Saturday, June 11, 2016

10:00 AM - AVAILABLE and 1:00 PM -SOLD OUT

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, June 11, 2016, one at 10:00 AM  and the other at 1:00 PM (sold out), with light refreshments served between tours from 11:50 AM - 12:50 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.

 


Sunday, May 1, 2016

2:00 PM

Members and their guests are invited to attend the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation's annual meeting and presentation of the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards.  The event will be held at the Deer Path Inn beginning at 2:00 PM. A reception at the Inn will follow the meeting and presentation. The meeting and reception are free for members, but reservations are required.  The fee for guests of members is $20 per person. Any questions should be directed to the LFPF office at 847-234-1230.

 


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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.