GLENCOE, IL (May 20, 2015) – The private garden of celebrity chef Rick Bayless and the part-time residence of television journalist Bill Kurtis will provide special settings for classes offered this summer through of the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The school encourages lifelong learning in a range of garden-inspired topics, including botanical illustration, yoga, photography, wellness, birding, horticulture, and garden design.
GLENCOE, IL (April 28, 2015) — A wide range of activities for children and families will take place at the Chicago Botanic Garden this spring and summer. Offerings include free, informal drop-in programs at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable and Native Plant gardens, and the popular Dancin’ Sprouts evening concerts. Spring also brings the return of two family favorites, the Butterfly & Blooms and Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America exhibitions.
GLENCOE, Ill. (April 18, 2014) – The Chicago Botanic Garden is launching a summer reading and nature program to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) proficiency and help children of all ages maintain literacy and critical thinking skills over the long school break. Families can sign up for the Summer Nature Explorer: Reading and Activity Program at the Lenhardt Library beginning Saturday, May 31. The program is free and continues through Sunday, August 17.
GLENCOE, Ill. (April 1, 2014) – Four native ecosystems and themed display gardens create an ideal environment for Camp CBG, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s signature summer day camp for children from 2 to 15 years old. The program is accredited by the American Camp Association and offers a series of morning, afternoon, supervised-lunch, and full-day camps from June 16 to August 15, 2014.
GLENCOE, Ill. (November 7, 2013) – Camp CBG, the summer day-camp program at the Chicago Botanic Garden, has received accreditation from the American Camp Association, an industry group committed to ensuring safe and nurturing camp experiences.
“The ACA accreditation confirms that we’re operating—and have been for years—according to the best practices for day camps,” said Amy Wells, manager of camps at the Chicago Botanic Garden. “It’s the ‘Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval’ for summer camps.”
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 7, 2012) – The Chicago Botanic Garden has done groundbreaking work as a result of a two-year grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant reaches both casual passersby and committed gardeners with ideas for how to integrate sustainable agriculture techniques into their own backyards.