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

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation and Lake Forest College are pleased to join together to offer a weekend celebrating the late local architect I. W. (Ike) Colburn. 

 


Sunday, October 18, 2015

11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Widely known as an area of spectacular natural beauty, Ravinia was established as a creative community of virtuoso artists, writers and musicians. The fall foliage is the perfect backdrop to explore and learn about this historic neighborhood. 

 


Sunday, September 20, 2015

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

The annual Lake Forest Preservation Foundation Benefit House & Garden Tour will feature a beautiful and historic area of the City called “The Heart of Old Lake Forest.”

These homes are located near the business district, Lake Forest College and the First Presbyterian Church—early developments in Lake Forest.  Some of the homes were constructed before the Chicago Fire, most were among the first homes built in Lake Forest, and several have been updated and expanded with sensitivity to Preservation. All are within walking distance of each other. 

 


Friday, August 28, 2015

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Explore the late summer splendor of a beautifully restored ravine and garden during a spirited early evening gathering. Noted garden designer Dorothy Hebert will discuss the evolution of this ever-changing landscape which blends woodland conservancy and formal gardens with sculptural and architectural whimsy.

Use the button below to register online.

 


Friday, June 19, 2015

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Please join members and their guests for a beautiful evening in a stunning garden. This garden stroll will also include a brief guided tour of the newly restored Forest Park.  Registration is required.  Please call the office at 847-234-1230 or use the button below to register online. 

 


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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.