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June Chicago Ornamental Horticulture preview: HGTV's Jamie Durie at Chalet!

HGTV's Jamie Durie at Chalet on Thursday, June 14
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This months’ highlight is HGTV's Jamie Durie at Chalet! On Thursday, June 14, Jamie Durie, host of the popular HGTV series "The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie," will be at Chalet for two events:

  • A Conversation with Jamie Durie from 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Chalet's 3rd Annual Ladies Night Out with Jamie Durie from 6:30-8:30 pm

These events are not free: the afternoon event costs $25/person and the evening event costs $35/person. Guests receive a Jamie's book The Outdoor Room included with the price of admission, so it is quite the deal. This is Durie’s only appearance in Chicago this year, so fans should reserve tickets now. The Ladies Night Out evening event is especially tempting with generous raffle prizes, appetizers, and of Jamie Durie himself. How can the ladies resist? Chalet at Chalet Education Center, 3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette, 847.256.0561 x225 |

Fairs and festivals at the independent garden centers:

  • June 8-9, Friday & Saturday 9 am-5 pm 16th Annual Antique & Garden Sale at Northwind Perennial Farm T. 262.248.8229 |
  • June 23 Perennial Festival and Fairy Garden Weekend begins at The Planter’s Palette and T&Z Nursery T. 630.293.1040 |
  • June 23 Gardener's Art Festival at The Growing Place, Naperville T. 630.355.4000|

Finally, enjoy these local horticultural/gardening activities at the Lurie Garden this month.

  • Thurs., June 7, 12:30 pm: Top 10 Container Veggies with William Moss at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., First Floor Garland Room
  • Tues., June 19, 6-8 pm: Raptors in the Garden
  • Fridays, 11 am - 1:30 pm and Sundays, 10 am-1:30 pm: Tours of Lurie Garden


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