Fall Bulb Festival

Welcome fall; think spring!
Year after year, this is one of the most popular family days at the Garden

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 10 – 12, 2014
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members-only preview bulb shopping, Friday, October 10 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

View the 2014 Fall Bulb Festival Catalog

PHOTO: Fall Bulb Festival

Outdoors:
There’s live music, a harvest market, cider, wine, and beer to purchase, and the awesome gourd mountain for selfies!

More than 20 local vendors offer fresh herbs and vegetables, mouth-watering jams and honeys, gourmet backed goods and chocolate!

Obstacle Course

Kids:
Take the obstacle course challenge: The Northshore University HealthSystem obstacle course with four activity stations.
On Saturday and Sunday kids can visit each station, complete the activities, and get their passports stamped. Everyone who completes the obstacle course will receive a special keepsake!

  • Hula hooping
  • Resistance bands
  • Jumping rope
  • Reaching for the sky

Kids love the ever-popular straw-bale maze, fun outdoor fitness activities, and fall inspired crafts too.

Indoors:
225+ varieties of daffodils, tulips, crocus, and specialty bulbs tempt gardeners at the Annual Bulb Sale, presented by the Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society. Buy mums, asters, peonies, potted amaryllis, paperwhite narcissus, and “Bulb Boost,” too. Roving staff are on hand to answer questions and offer tips.

PHOTO: Fall Bulb Festival

The Woman’s Board is in its fourth year of “Growing the Future,” a $1 million pledge to the Garden. Proceeds from this event support fellowships for the plant biology and conservation graduate program, a collaboration between the Garden and Northwestern University.

View the 2014 Fall Bulb Festival Catalog.

North Shore University Health System

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