November 28-29, 2015

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois

Enjoy an afternoon highlighting the charm of Beatrix Potter’s classic works and illustrations at the Chicago Botanic Garden on November 28-29, 2015. Her famous set of Little Books will be exhibited, and her biography The Gardening Life of Beatrix Potter by Marta McDowell will give an insight into her life in the Lake District in Victorian England.

A shy and introverted girl, Potter employed aspects of her own life and developed them into imaginative children’s stories reflective of creatures and characters from her own environment.  One could assume that her main character, Peter Rabbit, may have been inspired by her love for the rabbits she raised. It is undoubtedly true that her love of naturalism directed the entirety of her life.

Although she became an illustrator of note, her family was not supportive of her lifework.  Regardless, it did not deter her from expressing her appreciation of nature through her books and illustrations. As an adult she married, and later, gained independence, producing the greatest body of literary and illustrative works. For the last 25 years of her life she was an avid and active farmer, gardener and naturalist. The author of her biography, Marta McDowell, will speak in the Lenhardt Library on selected dates during the exhibition. For more information, please click here.

The exhibition itself takes place at the Regenstein Center, and admission is free. Bring the entire family to the Chicago Botanic Garden -- children are certain to enjoy the lovely works and familiar characters of Beatrix Potter, as well as learn about her life and times.

Where:  Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois

When:  November 28-29, 2015 from 12 PM - 4 PM

For more information regarding Beatrix Potter, Beloved Children’s Author and Naturalist, please click here.

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