Behind the Scenes: Greenhouse Tour

Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14, 2019
11 a.m. or 1 p.m.

$10 per person
Members only

Members-only event. Join our expert Chicago Botanic Garden staff for an informative behind-the-scenes tour of our production greenhouses and nursery.

Garden members are invited to the new Kris Jarantoski Campus to discover what goes on behind the scenes, where 250,000 plants annually make their way through our brand new plant production facilities. Visit our state-of-the-art greenhouses and the mums, flowering kale, asters, rudbeckias, salvias, and poinsettias before they are planted in the Garden.

Friday and Saturday participants will meet at the Visitor Center Information Desk. Transportation will be provided.

Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. You must be able to walk and stand for about an hour. There is no seating along the way. Registration is required, as space is limited. Call (847) 835-8215 if you have any questions.

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    Two adults and minor children at the same household share all the basic benefits of membership, plus parking for two cars, two membership cards, Garden Value Discounts, and more.
    $135 for one year

    • Free year-round parking for two cars
    • 10 percent discount at the Garden View Café
    • Keep Growing, seasonal member magazine and program guide
    • Access to the Midwest's finest gardening resources:
      Plant Information Service
      20 percent discount on most classes
      Lenhardt Library checkout privileges
      Plant sale members-only hours
    • Free admission to 300 botanic gardens and arboreta nationwide
    • 10 percent discount at the Garden Shop
    • FREE Wednesdays for the Model Railroad Garden, Butterflies & Blooms exhibition, and tram tours, plus a membership discount during regular visitor hours throughout the season
    • Discounts on select ticketed Garden events
    • Discounts on Camp CBG and other family programs
    • Facility rental privileges
    • Discounts at many Chicagoland garden retailers through the Garden Value Discounts program
    • Members receive discounts on the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Garden Walks and directories, showcasing premier private gardens locally and nationally.
    • The online membership offer also includes a gift selected just for you!
      A free gift voucher will be sent with your membership packet.

    Garden membership is tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information, contact Member and Donor Services at (847) 835-8215 or membershipweb@chicagobotanic.org.