Press Room

Welcome to the Chicago Botanic Garden Press Room. The public relations staff is happy to assist journalists with stories, on-site visits, interviews, experts, and photos. 


It's Showtime: Spring 2021 – March 20 through June 19

Celebrate the warmer days outside by viewing more than one million blooms, unfurling throughout the season, during It’s Showtime: Spring 2021 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The first flush of spring is subtle—a tiny purple bud, a flutter of native bees, and then voilà—the season rolls out, in huge waves of color, scent, motion, and wonder. Visitors can take a break from staring at a screen and view a selection of spring superstar blooms, including a lawn filled with crocuses at Evening Island in April, sunny daffodils and vibrant tulips throughout the grounds from late April through May, and a cathedral of hundreds of fragrant flowering crabapples at the Lakeside Gardens starting in early May.

Online Classes – Ongoing
Classes through the Chicago Botanic Garden help students engage their senses, discover hidden talents, and explore a more personal relationship with plants and the environment. New online classes are taught by expert instructors offering virtual learning in topics from gardening fundamentals to yoga to photography.