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

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.

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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. 

 


Sunday, April 26, 2015

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The annual meeting of the membership of the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation will be held at Gorton Community Center on Sunday, April 26, 2015, starting at 2 pm with a reception immediately following at an historic home until 4 pm. Reception details and directions will be available to members at the meeting.

 


Sunday, March 22, 2015

2 - 4 PM

On Sunday, March 22, the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation will sponsor a panel presentation and discussion about the processes for modifying properties in Lake Forest, aimed at de-mystifying the steps in accomplishing this. 

 


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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.