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.

Adult Education 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. 

Picturing The Prairie: Paintings By Philip Juras – May 1 through September 12

Fall in love with the prairie this summer at the Chicago Botanic Garden. A new exhibition, Picturing the Prairie: Paintings by Philip Juras, celebrates prairies and their vital role in our midwestern heritage. Picturing the Prairie reveals these rare, complex, diverse natural habitats and the conservation, restoration, and stewardship work to protect the remaining prairies and restore others. Philip Juras’s exhibition of 15 large studio canvases and many smaller field paintings—depicting remnants, restorations, and imagined re-creations—takes visitors on a journey of prairie landscapes throughout the state of Illinois. Exhibition hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.