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. 

Self-Guided Woods Walk– Sundays in January and February (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Bundle up, get outside, and go on a nature walk. This self-guided walk begins at the McDonald Woods Shelter where visitors can learn about winter woodland flora and fauna. Before or afterwards, warm up by the fire at the McDonald Woods shelter. 

Camp CBG registration opens – Wednesday, January 20
Camp CBG provides exciting and enriching learning experiences for children ages 4 to 12. This summer, the Garden will be offering half- and full-day, weeklong camps with a maximum of ten participants per age group, from June 14 through August 13. Programs will be modified to take place fully outdoors and allow for social distancing. Masks will be required.  

Nature Preschool registration opens – Wednesday, January 20
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s nature-based, developmentally appropriate preschool provides a unique learning experience for 3- to 5-year-olds. The emergent curriculum focuses on exploration and discovery in nature each day. The curriculum promotes learning and prepares children for kindergarten as they develop an appreciation for the natural world.

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.