Fall Festival & Bulb Sale

Bulb festival and sale

Fall Festival and Bulb Sale

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 6 – 8, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members-only bulb shopping
Friday, October 6, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is free with membership or general admission ticket.
Parking is free for members, $8 for nonmembers.

Bulb Festival

Bulb Festival

Bulb Festival

The 2022 Festival is anchored by the Fall Bulb Sale. Shop for more than 200 varieties of bulbs at the Fall Bulb Sale. Choose from a wide variety of daffodils, tulips, alliums, and other specialty bulbs. The bulbs are shipped directly from Holland, just in time for fall planting. While you’re here, enjoy family activities and a harvest market.

Celebrate fall as you plan for spring

Outdoor fun and indoor bulb sale

On Saturday and Sunday on the Esplanade, get swept in by live music; a straw-bale maze; a harvest market with honey, baked goods, jams, and spices; cider, wine, and beer to purchase; and the amazing gourd mountain for selfies. 

In the Regenstein Center, the Fall Bulb Sale will also offer mums, asters, peonies, and amaryllis, as well as “Bulb Boost” bulb fertilizer. This year, you can also buy grasses, kale, and peppers, so you can plant a fall container right now!

With the bulbs you buy to plant today, your spring is guaranteed to be alive with color. Hundreds of varieties of daffodils, tulips, crocus, and specialty bulbs reward gardeners. Expert staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips. All proceeds benefit the Chicago Botanic Garden. The sale is presented by the Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society.

The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society proudly supports the general operating fund of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Proceeds from the 2022 Fall Bulb Festival ensure that the Chicago Botanic Garden can continue to protect biodiversity, connect people with plants, and move forward with thriving research and programs that support the Garden's mission: We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life.