Chicago Botanic Garden Begins Horticultural Classes at Buffett Place

On Wednesday evening, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Horticultural Therapy staff welcomed community members to the first Community Engagement evening program hosted by the Fred and Pamela Buffett Place. Attendees gathered on the new green roof deck to participate in a spring bulb planting activity. During the session, participants learned how to appropriately plant, or “force,” spring bulbs into the rooftop containers. These bulbs will hibernate over the winter and come spring, they’ll bloom into beautiful displays of white and yellow daffodils. The collaboration with Chicago Botanic Gardens has allowed Buffett Place to provide a unique opportunity for healing, stress reduction, physical exercise, and learning for residents. Chicago Botanic Garden professionals enable participants to engage with elements of the plant world in a planned, individualized, and expertly directed manner.