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Fall Bulb Sale and Festival

October 7 – 9, 2022
Shop for more than 200 varieties of bulbs at the Fall Bulb Sale. While you’re here, enjoy family activities and a harvest market.

Lightscape

November 11, 2022 - January 8, 2023
Our acclaimed holiday event returns, with a new path and new light-filled installations.

Fine Art of Fiber

November 4 – 6, 2022
Stunning quilts, lovely knitted artwear, woven wonders, and eye-catching jewelry are among the abundant handcrafted items on view and for sale.

Cooking Classes

Adult Education

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What's Blooming?

Find out what's blooming and where to find your favorite plants.
What's In Bloom
oak regeneration

Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation Science and Action

The Negaunee Institute’s science program focuses on five core areas aimed at understanding the diversity of plants and fungi; mitigating diversity loss; laying the foundation for healthy ecosystems; studying interactions between plants, fungi, and animals; and investigating connections between people and plants. Our science program is fostering an improved relationship between humans and nature.

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Windy City Harvest

Invites you to visit local markets & farms

Stop by and see our farms and markets at a variety of locations in the Chicago area.

Tour our state-of-the-art facilities at the Farm on Ogden, organize a field trip to a farm site, or shop for fresh, locally grown produce at one of our market stands.

The Chicago Botanic Garden's education and jobs-training program helps to bring food, health, and jobs to the community. Since 2013, Windy City Harvest has helped to grow 25 small farm businesses. More than 100,000 pounds of produce is grown every year on over 15 farms. Most of the produce stays in the communities where it’s grown on our farms.

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Community—and gelato—help undergrad scientists thrive

College student Jessica Tillery came to the Chicago Botanic Garden for the summer to work in a plant science lab, hoping to jump start her career in habitat restoration—which she did. And she got the chance to develop something she wasn’t necessarily expecting: a community of scientists, from high schoolers to Ph.D.s, who taught her, supported her, and became her friends. And those relationships, Tillery said, “made her experience.”

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