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Dreams of a Swedish Summer

April 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Exhibit Opening with LaManda Joy.

LaManda Joy is an award-winning Illinois Extension Master Gardener, author, speaker and founder of Chicago’s Peterson Garden Project. Her life’s mission is to inspire everyone she meets to grow their own food… seriously. A lover of garden culture in all forms, she’s often found “plant snooping” around the US and Europe. She’s particularly enamored with the gardens of her husband Peter Wigren’s native land – Sweden.

In this exhibit “Dreams of a Swedish Summer,” LaManda will share some of her favorite garden memories from visits over the years to Stockholm and Gotland. From kolonilott (community gardens) to 300-year-old urban farms and charming garden centers to renegade hollyhocks growing through sidewalk cracks in Stockholm… LaManda’s love for the plant world and the garden community shines through in this exhibition.

The exhibit will be in the Wallenberg gallery until July 29.


April 27, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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