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. 

Model Railroad Garden – Open through October 10
The 7,500-square-foot garden features 18 model trains running on 1,600 feet of track, traveling past 50 miniature American landmarks surrounded by 5,000 tiny trees, shrubs, ground covers, and flowering plants of close to 300 varieties.

Central States Dahlia Society Show & Sale – September 18 and 19
Hundreds of dahlia blooms ranging in size from a silver dollar to a dinner plate in a wide variety of colors and forms will be on display.

Midwest Fruit Explorers Show & Sale – October 16 and 17
Freshly harvested fruit grown in the area by the Midwest Fruit Explorers is on display and for sale. Attendees will enjoy tastings and information on growing fruit.

Fine Art of Fiber – November 5 through 7
Stunning quilts, lovely knitted artwear, woven wonders, and breathtaking beadwork are among the abundant handcrafted items on view and for sale during the Fine Art of Fiber, held at the Garden's Regenstein Center.

Lightscape – Select dates, November 12 through January 2
Lightscape, the popular holiday event that sells out each year, returns to the Chicago Botanic Garden for its third year this November. The enchanting, after-dark, illuminated trail created just for the Garden will include an all-new path filled with favorite artistic installations along with inventive new works.

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.