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May 13 – September 25


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November 11, 2022 - January 8, 2023
An after-dark, illuminated trail

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What's Blooming?

Find out what's blooming and where to find your favorite plants.
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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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Garden Stories

The Secret Life of the Garden’s Lakes

Like everyone else, I love to watch spring unfold in gardens everywhere—but at the Chicago Botanic Garden, my heart is in the water.

As the Woman’s Board Curator of Aquatics, I like to point out the signs of spring, in and around the 60 acres of Garden lakes and 6 miles of shoreline. People enjoy the serenity of the water, but there’s also sounds, color, and motion, if you know where to look.

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