May 2014

Thu 1 May

See a variety of seasonal highlights on a free tour led by a Chicago Botanic Garden horticulturist.

PHOTO: Heritage Garden
Fri 2 May

Presented with the Center for Humans and Nature, this forum focuses on the ethical dimensions of conservation issues.

Sat 3 May

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for a free morning photo walk.

PHOTO: Monthly photo walk
Sat 3 May

Don't miss this great member benefit! Save 20% off purchases.

PHOTO: Garden Shop
Sat 3 May

Join the Garden's free walking tours.

tulips
Sun 4 May

The Chicago Botanic Garden welcomes local, sustainable farmers and producers to this public farmers' market. 

PHOTO: Farmers' Market
Wed 7 May

Join us for this unique professional development event. Participants will gain new ideas for nature play for young children at hands-on activity stations.

Inspiring Nature Play in Spaces Large and Small
Fri 9 May

Join us for National Public Gardens Day today!

Sat 10 May

Gather your family together for a remarkably fast tour of the United States!

Model Railroad Garden opens
Sat 10 May

Join the Garden's free walking tours.

tulips
Sun 11 May

Treat your mother to the best on Mother's Day. Enjoy an elegant and sumptuous brunch at the Garden and spend the rest of the day viewing all that spring has to offer.

Mother's Day Brunch
Fri 16 May

Using our emerald ash borer management plan as a case study, learn what you can do to preserve your trees in this FREE class.

PHOTO: Emerald ash borer.
Sat 17 May

Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to koto harp and shakuhachi flute music, enjoy traditional folk tales, and watch a tea ceremony.

Malott Japanese Garden Children’s Festival
Sat 17 May

Using our emerald ash borer management plan as a case study, learn what you can do to preserve your trees in this FREE class.

PHOTO: Emerald ash borer.
Sat 17 May

Join the Garden's free walking tours.

tulips
Sun 18 May

The Chicago Botanic Garden welcomes local, sustainable farmers and producers to this public farmers' market. 

PHOTO: Farmers' Market
Sun 18 May

Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to koto harp and shakuhachi flute music, enjoy traditional folk tales, and watch a tea ceremony.

Malott Japanese Garden Children’s Festival
Sat 24 May

Join us for a celebration of Bulgarian food, music, art, and more!

Celebrate Bulgaria Day
Sat 24 May

Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater.

PHOTO: Garden Chef Series
Sun 25 May

Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater.

PHOTO: Garden Chef Series
Sat 31 May

Get close to nature while discovering where food comes from and how plants grow.

Children's Growing Garden Family Drop-In Activities
Sat 31 May

Join us for fun and hands-on aquatic and conservation-themed activities.

Kleinman Family Cove Family Drop-In Activities
Sat 31 May

Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater.

PHOTO: Garden Chef Series

May 2014