Earth Day

Show some for our planet

The Chicago Botanic Garden celebrates Earth Day every day—conservation is our mission: We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life.

Looking to up your conservation game? Explore Earth Day topics—from the global reach of our plant conservation scientists to eco-friendly tips for your own home. When Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, the Garden's nine islands and six miles of lake shoreline were under construction. Since the beginning, the Garden has nurtured visitors of all ages, and it continues to be a place where learning never stops. Let our Earth Day selections inspire you.

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Our Save-the-Planet Team at Work


Plant Science and Conservation

Understanding Biodiversity

Identifying Threats

Conservation and Restoration