Festivals

Festivals

Fall Bulb Festival Offers More than 200 Types of Premium Bulbs, Seasonal Plants, Autumn Market, Straw Bale Maze and More

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (July 21, 2014)The Fall Bulb Festival provides seasonal family fun on the Esplanade and an extraordinary selection of more than 200 types of bulbs, ranging from the most popular daffodils to new and unusual varieties of hyacinth, tulips and more. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, October 10, through Sunday, October 12, 2014. The bulb sale begins on Friday with special preview shopping for Garden members only, and is open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday.

Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family at the Tenth Annual Kite Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (July 21, 2014) – Colorful kites will decorate the sky at the tenth annual Kite Festival at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The popular summer event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, in the meadow west of Evening Island. Bring the family for a full day of outdoor fun and take advantage of the only opportunity to fly kites at the Garden.   

Spice up Your Summer with Herb Garden Weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 to Sunday, July 27, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (June 30, 2014) – Whether you’re an herb enthusiast or still learning the difference between a herb and a spice, you’ll likely discover something new at Herb Garden Weekend, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden.

Malott Japanese Garden Holds Special Sunday Events for Families

Event Date: 
Sunday, June 1, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (May 7, 2014)The Chicago Botanic Garden will offer seven special Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays during the summer to help visitors of all ages gain an understanding of Japanese gardens and culture. Fun, family-friendly activities, such as trying chopsticks and practicing calligraphy, will engage visitors and encourage a hands-on exploration of unique aspects of life in Japan. Each Sunday will also feature a different take-home project, such as an origami cup and ball, samurai hat, paper fan or fish print.

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