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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Join the Movement
Get involved, show support, make a difference.
Dive into Nature
On Earth Day (and every day), be surrounded by nature.
Read the latest from the front lines.
A Journey to Antarctica for Women in STEMM
Tiny but Mighty Heroes
We get by with a lot of help from these friends.
Get tips on "greener" gardening.
Plants to Know and Grow
Expert information on what's best for the Midwest.
Perennials Time to Divide Multiply
Which Native Milkweeds to Plant
Our Save-the-Planet Team at Work
Plant Science and Conservation