GLENCOE, IL (January 28, 2014)—If gardening is an art, than saving seeds is like curating your art collection! The Chicago Botanic Garden presents an afternoon of sharing and swapping seeds and knowledge at its annual Seed Swap on Sunday, February 23. The event gives gardeners an opportunity to share and swap seeds with others as well as learn more about saving seeds and starting seeds indoors.
GLENCOE, Ill. (June 6, 2013) – Seven species of the classic fall-flowering aster have received top five-star ratings and 19 additional types of asters have received four-stars in Plant Evaluation Notes Issue 36, 2013, recently released by the Chicago Botanic Garden.
“Along with goldenrods, asters are classic autumnal flowers of gardens, roadsides, and native landscapes,” said Richard G. Hawke, plant evaluation manager. “They are wonderful companions to a variety of other late-season perennials and grasses.”
– First app in country that brings a botanic garden’s plant collections database to life
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 2, 2013) –The Chicago Botanic Garden announces a new smartphone app called “GardenGuide,” which is the first of its kind to be developed in the United States with the ability to tap in to a botanic garden’s plant collections database. The GardenGuide app shares the Garden’s vast plant-collections database, containing records of the nearly 2.6 million plants in the living collection. The app is free to users.
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 1, 2013) – The Chicago Botanic Garden is a natural place to celebrate food grown from the ground up. Spring through fall, visitors can see hundreds of the best edible plants to grow in the Chicago area in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden. The garden is dotted with helpful hand-lettered signs with interesting information and tips for growing food organically.
GLENCOE, Ill. (April 17, 2013) – The popular Butterflies & Blooms exhibition returns for its second season on May 25. Visitors are immersed in a tropical habitat full of hundreds of colorful butterflies interacting with plant life. Butterflies & Blooms features butterflies from around the world, including South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois. Volunteers are also on hand to answer questions. The 2,800-square-foot white mesh enclosure is located on the lawn of the Learning Campus.
American Flower Show Series Summer Schedule
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GLENCOE, Ill. (January 31, 2013) – In 2013, the Chicago Botanic Garden celebrates 40 years of flower shows with 30 shows from March through October. The American Flower Show Series, a growing national horticultural program, brings together amateur and expert gardeners and educators by offering floral exhibits and programs that focus on America’s favorite flower groups.
GLENCOE, Ill. (January 15, 2013)- The Chicago Botanic Garden is bringing back its popular seed swap program for a second year with a day full of programs and lectures on Sunday, February 24. The event is designed to teach gardeners the best ways to save and collect seeds and to give them an opportunity to swap seeds with others. A complete schedule is listed below and at www.chicagobotanic.org/calendar/event/seed_swap.