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Contact:  cjmgardens@ameritech.net
Contact Cathy Jean Maloney at cjmgardens@ameritech.net for presentations or consulting on a variety of gardening and history topics.  Her work also includes editing, planning, and project management.

Presentations, Booksignings, Book Club and Speaking opportunities
Lecture, Powerpoint, and artifact presentations available on a wide variety of topics such as:

Topics can be tailored for your group and interests.

Sample list of groups to whom presentations have been given:  New York Museum of the City, The Garden Conservancy San Francisco, CA, Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier, Chicago Botanic Garden, Millennium Park - Lurie Garden, Tri-Council Garden Clubs, Kenilworth Garden Club, The Morton Arboretum book club, Printer's Row Literary Festival, The Wildflower Society, Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Lake Forest Historical Society,  Des Plaines Public Library, AAUW, Woodley Garden Club, and Oak Park Garden Club, Western Springs Thomas Ford Memorial Library, The Growing Place, Finnegan's Bookstore - Utica, IL, The Cliff Dwellers, The Prairie Club, the Pottawatomie Garden Club, the Chicago Cultural Center.

Upcoming Events
Favorite Kindred Sites
Upcoming Events
Chicagoland Gardening magazine www.chicagolandgardening.com

The University of Virginia Press

University of Chicago Press

The Cultural Landscape Foundation

The Garden Conservancy

What do you like about historic gardens?Heirloom plants
Sense of history
Ambiance of different era
Ideas for my own garden
Period design style
​June 6-7, 2015
Time TBA
Chicago, IL 
Printer's Row Literary Festival
Chicago and Its Botanic Garden:  The Chicago Horticultural Society at 125
World's Fairs, elaborate extravaganzas of technology, art and science, influenced major trends in U.S. public green spaces and private gardens. Ms. Maloney will describe nine World's Fair gardens from 1870 through 1940, and highlight the remarkable landscape and gardening trends showcased at these international displays of horticultural innovation.

July 23, 2015
Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe, IL
Chicago and Its Botanic Garden: The Chicago Horticultural Society at 125