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Custom and Legend, A Culture in Stone

A remarkable exhibit of contemporary African stone sculpture, Chapungu: Custom and Legend, A Culture in Stone contained ninety sculptures displayed in the beautiful surroundings of the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Garfield Park Conservatory; drawn from the collection of the Chapungu Sculpture Park of Zimbabwe, Africa.

Sat, 01/03/2009 - 01:00 to Sun, 01/04/2009 - 01:00

In Search of Paradise

Great Gardens of the World

In Search of Paradise: Great Gardens of the World stretches visitors’ imaginations as they embark on a sensory journey of contemporary gardens from around the globe. Featured are images of the world’s great gardens from Singapore to Brazil to South Africa, captured by such preeminent garden photographers as Nicola Browne, Mick Hales and Alain Le Toquin, among others.

Support for this exhibition was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 01:00 to Tue, 01/06/2009 - 01:00


A Journey in Scotland

April 24 – September 26, 2010

This exhibition provided a journey throughout Scotland via the work of more than 30 renowned landscape designers and artists. The exhibition featured more than 250 photographs as well as an accompanying film about the exhibition. Photographer Allan Pollok-Morris spent five years exploring what this small nation has done to champion the role that gardens and land art play in global arts and culture.

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Sat, 04/24/2010 - 01:00 to Sun, 09/26/2010 - 01:00

Nature in View

Garden Photographic Society

March 21 - April 6, 2015
Joutras Gallery

See the Chicago Botanic Garden in a new light! In this exhibition, photographs of the natural world feature the work of Garden Photographic Society members. Their remarkable images capture fleeting moments of beauty—from the morning mist to the first spring bloom. Society members have held their meetings at the Garden for more than 30 years, appreciating it as a special place to perfect their craft.

Photograph by Marty Behn

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 00:00 to Mon, 04/06/2015 - 17:00

Places for the Spirit

Traditional African American Gardens

July 14 – September 30, 2012
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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The Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardens exhibition is a stunning collection of fine art photographs of African American folk gardens and their creators. The Chicago Botanic Garden, in partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History, will host a joint exhibition of these black and white images created by the award-winning photographer, Vaughn Sills.

Sat, 07/14/2012 - 10:00 to Sun, 09/30/2012 - 17:00

Chicago's Top 12

Exhibition of Botanical Art

October 10 – 19, 2012
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Chicago's Top 12 is an exhibition of small works by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists. The exhibition will feature works by attendees at the annual conference being held at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Many leading botanical artists from around the world will showcase their artwork with a framed size of 12" x 12".

Shown at left: "Raspberries" (Rubus idaeus)
Watercolor on vellum, 5" x 7"
by Denise Walser-Kolar

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:00 to Fri, 10/19/2012 - 17:00


January 14 – April 8, 2012

It seems that everyone has a tree story — climbing a tree or falling out of one, walking in a dense forest, or finding that tree that seemed to speak to you. Treewhispers is an ongoing, international collaboration "awakening our heartfelt connection to trees," involving handmade paper, art, and stories relating to trees as a symbol and resource.

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Sat, 01/14/2012 - 10:00 to Sun, 04/08/2012 - 10:00


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