May 2015

Sat 2 May

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

PHOTO: Monthly photo walk
Sat 2 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 2 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 2 May

Receive a 20 percent discount at the Garden Shop today!

Jewelry at the Garden Shop
Sat 2 May

Join the Garden's free walking tours.

tulips
Sun 3 May

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

PHOTO: Farmers' Market
Sun 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
Sun 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
Mon 4 May

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

PHOTO: story time
Sat 9 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 9 May

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

Model Railroad Garden opens
Sat 9 May

Join Paul Stamets, speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher, and entrepreneur, for an informative lecture on mushrooms.

Mushrooms
Sat 9 May

Join us for bonasi demonstrations and a walk featuring spring blooming bonsai in our collection.

World Bonsai Day
Sat 9 May

Join the Garden's free walking tours.

tulips
Sun 10 May

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. seatings are sold out. There are still tickets for the 9 a.m. seating. 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 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
Mon 11 May

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

PHOTO: story time
Fri 15 May

Members-only event. Join our expert Chicago Botanic Garden staff for an informative behind-the-scenes tour of our production greenhouses and nursery.

Behind the Scenes
Sat 16 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 16 May

Representatives from SavATree answer your tree questions at the Krasberg Rose Garden entrance.

Sat 16 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 16 May

Members-only event. Join our expert Chicago Botanic Garden staff for an informative behind-the-scenes tour of our production greenhouses and nursery.

Behind the Scenes
Sat 16 May

Join the Garden's free walking tours.

tulips
Sun 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
Sun 17 May

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

PHOTO: Farmers' Market
Sun 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
Mon 18 May

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

PHOTO: story time
Thu 21 May

Benjamin Lenhardt, chairman of the Garden Conservancy, shares slides and the history of beautiful gardens from around the world.

Lenhardt Lecture
Sat 23 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 23 May

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

Butterflies & Blooms
Sat 23 May

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

PHOTO: Garden Chef Series
Sun 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
Sun 24 May

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

PHOTO: Garden Chef Series
Thu 28 May

Come enjoy a taste of spring at the Garden!

Grapevines & Wines
Sat 30 May

Join us at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden for fun, hands-on activities for families and children.

PHOTO: Drop-In Activities
Sat 30 May

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

PHOTO: Hosta Show
Sat 30 May

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

Native Plant Garden
Sat 30 May

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

PHOTO: Garden Chef Series
Sat 30 May

Bring a picnic dinner and spend an evening here! Discover what makes a habitat, search for signs of woodland animals, and examine plants found in the woods.

Nature Nights: Woodland Walk
Sun 31 May

Join us at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden for fun, hands-on activities for families and children.

PHOTO: Drop-In Activities
Sun 31 May

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

PHOTO: Hosta Show
Sun 31 May

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

Native Plant Garden
Sun 31 May

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

PHOTO: Garden Chef Series

May 2015