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

Various educational exhibits will be on display to explain the world of African violets and demonstrate the diversity within this plant family.

PHOTO: Violet Show
Sat 3 May

The Central States Dahlia Society holds its annual dahlia sale, which features dahlia tubers and plants in a wide array of sizes, shapes, and colors.

PHOTO: Dahlia Show
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 Garden welcomes local, sustainable farmers and producers to this public farmers' market. 

PHOTO: Farmers' Market
Sun 4 May

Various educational exhibits will be on display to explain the world of African violets and demonstrate the diversity within this plant family.

PHOTO: Violet Show
Sun 4 May

The Central States Dahlia Society holds its annual dahlia sale, which features dahlia tubers and plants in a wide array of sizes, shapes, and colors.

PHOTO: Dahlia Show
Mon 5 May

Stop by for nature-themed stories and activities Monday mornings in the Lenhardt Library!

PHOTO: story time
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

The Midwest chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents a display and sale of more than 100 rhododendron and azalea varieties grown by members.

PHOTO: Rhododendron Show
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
Sun 11 May

The Midwest chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents a display and sale of more than 100 rhododendron and azalea varieties grown by members.

PHOTO: Rhododendron Show
Mon 12 May

Stop by for nature-themed stories and activities Monday mornings in the Lenhardt Library!

PHOTO: story time
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

The Midwest Bonsai Society’s spring show features spring-blooming trees, bonsai on rocks, and suiseki (the Japanese art of stones).

PHOTO: Midwest Bonsai Show
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 Midwest Bonsai Society’s spring show features spring-blooming trees, bonsai on rocks, and suiseki (the Japanese art of stones).

PHOTO: Midwest Bonsai Show
Sun 18 May

The 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
Mon 19 May

Stop by for nature-themed stories and activities Monday mornings in the Lenhardt Library!

PHOTO: story time
Thu 22 May

Come enjoy a taste of spring at the Garden!

Grapevines & Wines
Sat 24 May

Sponsored by the Northshore Iris & Daylily Society, the show features more than ten artistic arrangements and 75 irises in bloom.

PHOTO: Iris Show
Sat 24 May

An outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse themselves with hundreds of live tropical butterfly species from around the world.

Butterflies & Blooms
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

Sponsored by the Northshore Iris & Daylily Society, the show features more than ten artistic arrangements and 75 irises in bloom.

PHOTO: Iris Show
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

The show includes a cut-leaf display of various shapes, sizes, and colors of hosta grown in the Midwest.

PHOTO: Hosta Show
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