Chicago Botanic Garden

CPC institution Code: CBG
Cirsium pitcheri

The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2015, more than one million people visited the Garden's 27 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection. The Chicago Botanic Garden has 50,000 members—one of the largest memberships of any U.S. botanic garden. People of all ages, interests, and abilities participate in programs, take classes, and stroll the grounds year-round. Within the nine laboratories of the Garden's Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, scientists and graduate students conduct a wide array of plant research. The Garden is one of only 17 public gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. Its Lenhardt Library contains 110,000 volumes—including one of the nation's best collections of rare botanical books.

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Taxon Family Global Rank Legal Status Sponsorship Status
Eurybia furcata Asteraceae G3 Sponsored
Brighamia insignis Campanulaceae G1 LE Sponsored
Cirsium pumilum var. hillii Asteraceae Available
Cirsium pitcheri Asteraceae Sponsored
Hibiscus waimeae Malvaceae G2 Available
Lepidospartum burgessii Asteraceae G2 Available
Lespedeza leptostachya Fabaceae G3 LT Available
Platanthera leucophaea Orchidaceae Sponsored
Quercus georgiana Fagaceae G3 Available
Quercus oglethorpensis Fagaceae Available
Agalinis skinneriana Orobanchaceae Sponsored

Conservation Contacts

Jean Franczyk
President and Chief Executive Officer
Fred Spicer
Executive Vice President and Director
Kayri Havens-Young, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Senior Director, Ecology and Conservation
Gregory Mueller, Ph.D.
Vice President, Science
Stuart Wagenius, Ph.D.
Conservation Scientist - Quantitative Genetics
Jeremie Fant, Ph.D.
Conservation Scientist, Conservation Genetics and Molecular Ecology
Bianca Rosenbaum
Senior Manager, Web Application Development
Krissa Skogen, Ph.D.
Conservation Scientist
Andrea Kramer, Ph.D.
Conservation Scientist - Restoration Ecology
Dina Schmitz
Executive Assistant to Fred Spicer and Jim Boudreau
Melinda Foukal
Executive Assistant to Jean Franczyk
Jim Boudreau
Executive Vice President, External Affairs
Gwen VanderBurg
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications