World Environment Day

Schedule for Saturday, June 6, 2015

There are activities for all ages taking place throughout the Garden, from a keynote presentation to ongoing demonstrations and displays. Select programs marked with a family-friendly symbol (Family Friendly Activity) are designed with younger children (10 years and under) in mind.

Continuous shuttle service is provided throughout the day from the Visitor Center to the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center. Visitors can ride the tram (fee applies) that includes a stop at the Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden.

PHOTO: Kids making prints at the Openlands booth on the Esplanade.

Throughout the Day

PLANT SCIENCE CENTER

Demonstrations & Activities

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ask the Horticulturist: Green Roofs
Plant Science Center, Green Roof Garden

How to Create a Rain Garden with Peter Nagle
Plant Science Center, Rainwater Glen

Meet the Scientists Display Tables
Plants of Concern with Rachel Goad
Breadfruit with Nyree Zerega
Plant Science Center

Lab Demonstrations
Plant Science Center Laboratories  

Grainger Gallery Plant Giveaway

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) 

ESPLANADE

Family-friendly performances are slated throughout the day at the entertainment stage. 

Horticulture Demonstrations

Science Display 


REGENSTEIN FRUIT & VEGETABLE GARDEN

Demonstrations & Activities

Plant Giveaway: 'Principe Borghese' Heirloom Tomato seedling Family Friendly Activity
"What's the Current Buzz with Bees?" with beekeeper Ann Stevens

FAMILY DROP-IN ACTIVITIES

Demonstrations & Activities Family Friendly Activity

Rainbow Garden Search
Location TBD

Plant Parts
Location TBD

Regenstein Center

Farmers' Market Stand
Windy City Harvest
Esplanade

Lenhardt Library Display
TBD
Lenhardt Library

Exhibition
Keep Growing: The Chicago Horticultural Society's 125th Anniversary
Joutras Gallery