SAVE THE DATE for the next Buckthorn Barbecue

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The 2019 Buckthorn Barbecue, featuring Geoffrey Baer, was a huge success. Here are some photos from that event.

2019 Featured speaker, Geoffrey Baer

2018 photos w. featured speaker, Bill Kurtis


The Buckthorn Barbecue is the Friends’ largest annual event. Join us on October 7, 2020 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The event begins at 6 pm in Nichols Hall at the Chicago Botanic Garden.


Purchase three or more in a single order and receive a 20% discount on each ticket.

If you purchase more than one ticket, please share the names for your guest with us (if known) in the “order notes” field below.


Your financial contribution buys native flowers, shrubs, grasses, and trees. It also supports our work to remove invasive plants and support young native plants.

Donations are 100% tax-deductible

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