GLENCOE, Ill. — The Antiques & Garden Fair returns for the 13th year to the spring blooming grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden April 19-21, 2013, with a special preview evening April 18. More than 100 dealers from Europe and the United States scour the globe to find the best in antique garden furnishings, botanical art and home and
garden design to sell during the Fair. Indoor display gardens will interpret the theme, “Color in the Garden: An Artist’s View,” and will be donated and installed by premier landscape designers.
Michael S. Smith, an original and respected talent in the design industry, will be the Fair’s Honorary Chair and Guest Lecturer. In 2010, he was appointed by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House. The lecture is scheduled for 11 a.m. April 19.
The second guest lecturer is Charles Stick, a renowned Virginia landscape designer who grew up in Western Springs, Ill. The lecture is scheduled for 11 a.m. April 20.
Tickets purchased on or before April 18 for either the Smith or Stick lecture are $65; $60 in advance for Garden members; after April 18, they are each $70; $65 for Garden members. A combination ticket for the Smith and Stick lectures is available for $105; $100 for Garden members. (Purchase includes a three-day Fair pass.)
Jeanne Pinsof Nolan from The Organic Gardener will speak April 21 at 11 a.m. Nolan is a well-known educator, author and consultant who has helped develop hundreds of custom gardens that are beautiful, productive and uniquely suited to their homes and lifestyles.
Tickets purchased on or before April 18 for Nolan’s lecture are $30; $25 in advance for Garden members; after April 18 they are $35; $30 for Garden members. Lecture ticket purchase includes a one-day Fair ticket for Sunday.
Fair hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Advance tickets are available online at www.chicagobotanic.org/antiques, by phone at 847-835-6944, or in person at the Visitor Center. Tickets purchased on or before April 18 are $15; $12 in advance for Garden members. Tickets purchased after April 18 are $18; $15 for Garden members. A three-day pass is $20 for all. Parking at the Chicago Botanic Garden is $20 per car; free for Garden members.