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May 2017

Mon 1 May

Stop by for nature-themed stories and activities Monday mornings in the Lenhardt Library!

PHOTO: story time
Wed 3 May

Join this annual professional development event geared toward enabling access to developmentally appropriate nature play experiences for early childhood.

Inspiring Nature Play in Spaces Large and Small
Sat 6 May

CANCELED Various educational exhibitions will be on display to explain the world of African violets and demonstrate the diversity within this plant family.

PHOTO: Violet Show
Sat 6 May

The Central States Dahlia Society holds its annual dahlia sale, which features dahlia tubers and plants in a wide array of sizes, shapes, and colors.

PHOTO: Dahlia Show
Sat 6 May

“How to Raise a Wild Child” Lecture at Alsdorf Auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden

Scott D. Sampson
Sun 7 May

CANCELED Various educational exhibitions will be on display to explain the world of African violets and demonstrate the diversity within this plant family.

PHOTO: Violet Show
Sun 7 May

The Central States Dahlia Society holds its annual dahlia sale, which features dahlia tubers and plants in a wide array of sizes, shapes, and colors.

PHOTO: Dahlia Show
Mon 8 May

Stop by for nature-themed stories and activities Monday mornings in the Lenhardt Library!

PHOTO: story time
Thu 11 May

Come enjoy a taste of spring at the Chicago Botanic Garden!

Grapevines & Wines
Sat 13 May

Representatives from SavATree answer your tree questions right outside the Krasberg Rose Garden. A tree walk follows at 1 p.m.

Ask the Arborist
Sat 13 May

CANCELED The Midwest chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents a display and sale of more than 25 rhododendron and azalea varieties grown by members.

PHOTO: Rhododendron
Sat 13 May

Gather your family together for a remarkably fast tour of the United States!

Model Railroad Garden opens
Sat 13 May

Join us for bonsai demonstrations and a walk featuring spring-blooming bonsai in our Bonsai Collection.

World Bonsai Day
Sun 14 May

Treat your mother to the best on Mother's Day. Enjoy an elegant and sumptuous brunch at the Chicago Botanic Garden and spend the rest of the day viewing all that spring has to offer.

Mother's Day Brunch
Sun 14 May

CANCELED The Midwest chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents a display and sale of more than 25 rhododendron and azalea varieties grown by members.

PHOTO: Rhododendron
Mon 15 May

Stop by for nature-themed stories and activities Monday mornings in the Lenhardt Library!

PHOTO: story time
Wed 17 May

Stop by the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden to pot up this month's featured plant seedling to grow at home (while supplies last).

Plant Giveaway
Fri 19 May

The Garden Shop will feature unique plants, fountains, and much more.

Spring into Summer Outdoor Plant Sale
Sat 20 May

The Garden Shop will feature unique plants, fountains, and much more.

Spring into Summer Outdoor Plant Sale
Sat 20 May

The Midwest Bonsai Society’s spring show features spring-blooming trees, bonsai on rocks, and suiseki (the Japanese art of stones).

PHOTO: Midwest Bonsai Show
Sat 20 May

This four-class series gives 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds the opportunity to explore nature with caregivers.

Little Diggers
Sat 20 May

Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to koto harp and shakuhachi flute music, enjoy traditional folk tales, and watch a tea ceremony.

Malott Japanese Garden Children’s Festival
Sat 20 May

Get growing with gardening facts and tips at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden.

Get Growing Weekend
Sat 20 May

“A Healthy Approach to Food” Lecture at Alsdorf Auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden

Sam Kass
Sun 21 May

The Garden Shop will feature unique plants, fountains, and much more.

Spring into Summer Outdoor Plant Sale
Sun 21 May

The Midwest Bonsai Society’s spring show features spring-blooming trees, bonsai on rocks, and suiseki (the Japanese art of stones).

PHOTO: Midwest Bonsai Show
Sun 21 May

Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to koto harp and shakuhachi flute music, enjoy traditional folk tales, and watch a tea ceremony.

Malott Japanese Garden Children’s Festival
Sun 21 May

Get growing with gardening facts and tips at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden.

Get Growing Weekend
Sun 21 May

Feeding our Kids: Film screening of The Kids Menu and discussion with healthy food advocate Sam Kass

The Kids Menu
Mon 22 May

Stop by for nature-themed stories and activities Monday mornings in the Lenhardt Library!

PHOTO: story time
Sat 27 May

Sponsored by the Northshore Iris & Daylily Society, the show features more than ten artistic arrangements and 75 irises in bloom.

PHOTO: Iris Show
Sat 27 May

Features plants such as pineapples and Spanish moss.

PHOTO: Bromeliad Show
Sat 27 May

An outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse themselves with hundreds of live tropical butterfly species from around the world.

Butterflies & Blooms
Sat 27 May

Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater.

Garden Chef Series
Sun 28 May

Sponsored by the Northshore Iris & Daylily Society, the show features more than ten artistic arrangements and 75 irises in bloom.

PHOTO: Iris Show
Sun 28 May

Features plants such as pineapples and Spanish moss.

PHOTO: Bromeliad Show
Sun 28 May

Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater.

Garden Chef Series

May 2017