Binge Watch Blooms at the Chicago Botanic Garden now through June
Saturday, March 20, 2021 to Saturday, June 19, 2021
GLENCOE, IL (March 23, 2021) – 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.
“We are excited to welcome visitors back to experience spring at the Garden after everyone had to stay home last year,” said Fred Spicer, the Garden’s executive vice president and director. “Spring is truly a spectacular time to walk around our 385-acres and see what’s blooming each day throughout the season.”
Visitors will be able to 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.
The Garden is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. now until April 1, and beginning April 1, will remain open until 7 p.m., giving visitors more time to fall in love with spring again. All visitors—including Garden members—must preregister for timed entry. Visit https://www.chicagobotanic.org/spring for more information and for updates on spring’s superstars.
An image gallery is available for media download here.
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Mission statement: We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life.
The Chicago Botanic Garden, one of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, is a 385-acre living plant museum featuring 27 distinct gardens and four natural areas. With events, programs and activities for all ages, the Garden is open every day of the year. Admission is free; select event fees apply; parking fees apply. Located at 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, IL, the Garden is smoke free. Opened to the public in 1972, the Garden is managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society, accredited by the American Association of Museums and a member of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA). Visit chicagobotanic.org, or call (847) 835-5440 for seasonal hours, images of the Garden and commuter transportation information.
The Chicago Botanic Garden offers classes for students from ages preK through adulthood through the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School. The hands-on learning programs are for people of all ages, abilities, interests, and backgrounds. Adult education classes include horticulture, garden design, nature studies, and botanical arts for all levels of interest. Other programs bring the wonder of nature and plants to children, teens, and teachers. The Garden’s community gardening programs provide access to fresh produce in Chicago’s food desert communities and training in sustainable urban agriculture for youth and adults. The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center provides laboratories and teaching facilities for more than 200 Ph.D. scientists, land managers, students, and interns whose research is critical to fulfilling the Garden’s efforts to save our planet by saving our plants. The Science Career Continuum serves minority students from Chicago Public Schools and throughout the region, mentoring them as they prepare for science studies in college and beyond. In conjunction with Northwestern University, the Garden offers a graduate program in plant biology and conservation with Northwestern University. The Garden is host to Botanic Gardens Conservation International-U.S., and a member of the Center for Plant Conservation.