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Holiday Lights!

            Jose Ochoa, who has been with Craig before he was Craig Bergmann Landscape Design which is now over 30 years, once again climbs the ladder to install the Holiday Lights! The Sunburst Honeylocust in the courtyard at 900 is happy to have the extra addition of lights in this […]

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First Frost

              Lake Forest –  Zone 5 – got its first hard frost on October 22nd. These shots were almost too late at 8:30 am to capture its effects. The day turned crisp and clear by 9:00 am.               Frost, not necessarily desirable as […]

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Author Page Dickey at LFGC

Craig sponsored gardener and author Page Dickey as the guest speaker at the Lake Forest Garden Club’s October meeting. Craig met Page in 1996 at a Garden Conservancy tour in Cooperstown where they became fast friends and were “shushed” at the back of a lecture.  Craig’s Wilmette garden is featured in her book Breaking Ground: Portraits […]

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Craig Hosts Author in “Novel Affair” 9/28

As participants in The Ragdale Foundation’s Novel Affair, Craig Bergmann and Paul Klug will host author Benjamin Alire Sáenz for dinner at 900 on Saturday, September 28. Novel Affair brings together renowned novelists, filmmakers, artists and composers for two evenings of creativity and conversation in support of Ragdale, the artist retreat in Lake Forest. This […]

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Gardens at 900 in the August issue of Forest & Bluff Magazine

The Gardens at 900 are featured in “Reinvented Retreat” in the August issue of Forest & Bluff. Editor Ann Marie Scheidler walks through the gardens at 900 with Craig viewing and discussing his on-going labor of love – his 1917 David Adler home and gardens. Here are a few more photographs from the magazine, not in […]

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Summer Letter from Craig

Dear Friends, Purple, the blending of blue and red, and all of our favorite colors are lushly blooming now in the gardens at 900. It has taken me a while to get in the summer mood for this letter, a lot due to the fact that we really haven’t (happily!!) had the typical stretch of hot, […]

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866 Visitors

                        866 vistors enjoyed The Garden at 900 on Sunday, July 28 as part of The Garden Conservancy Open Days Program. It was a picture-perfect day with bright skies and the temperature in the 70s. The garden was at its prime with most everything blooming […]

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Delphiniums in the Blue Border Garden

These are the delphiniums in the blue border garden in late June. From darkest blue ‘King Arthur’, to the lighter ‘Blue Jay’ with a white bee, and ‘Magic Fountain’ hybrids, this range of intensely-hued blues would have inspired the Middle Eastern traders of earlier centuries in their quest for cerulean, cobalt, and ultramarine pigments.  The delphiniums […]

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“Luxurious Linwood” article in Forest & Bluff Magazine

Forest & Bluff article about the Linwood residence “From the sweeping lawn, one is drawn into the intimate, sunken perennial and rose garden. When Craig first took on this project, I thought he’d devote his energies to the great yard,” Barbara says. “But instead, he created this beautiful landscape just outside rooms where we spend most […]

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