Learn how to harvest, preserve and store your homegrown produce or Farmers’ Market bounty during Harvest Weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20. In celebration of a bountiful harvest, the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden is the setting for how-to displays, shopping, hands-on activities for families, chef demonstrations, cookbook swap and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Fall Bulb Festival provides seasonal family fun on the Esplanade and a sale featuring more than 250 varieties of spring-flowering bulbs for everyone from the novice to expert gardener. The bulbs are shipped directly from Holland just in time for fall planting.
The festival is open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4. Special preview shopping for Garden members only is on Friday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
GLENCOE, IL (May 19, 2015) – Herb Garden Weekend presents ways to grow and use a variety of fragrant, flavorful and nutritious herbs through a series of displays, demonstrations, tours and family-friendly activities taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, 2015, at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden.
GLENCOE, IL (April 28, 2015) — A wide range of activities for children and families will take place at the Chicago Botanic Garden this spring and summer. Offerings include free, informal drop-in programs at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable and Native Plant gardens, and the popular Dancin’ Sprouts evening concerts. Spring also brings the return of two family favorites, the Butterfly & Blooms and Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America exhibitions.
Story Time in Lenhardt Library – Mondays through May 18
Stop by Lenhardt Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. for nature-themed stories and hands-on activities. The program is geared toward children ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No Story Time on April 20. Visit chicagobotanic.org/forfamilies or call (847) 835-6801 for more information.
GLENCOE, IL (July 31, 2014) – Heirloom Tomato Weekend celebrates a rich gardening heritage and salutes a new generation of growers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24, 2014, at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.