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HallowFest Creeps Back With Spooky and Friendly Activities for Families

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015 to Sunday, October 25, 2015

Celebrate Halloween with the entire family at HallowFest: A Garden of Good…and Evil. The popular Chicago Botanic Garden event returns on Saturday, October 24, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, October 25, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Make your way through a spookily decorated bat cave in the Bridge Gallery to get to the haunted forest in the Joutras Gallery, or take the friendly path to activities in the Regenstein Center and McGinley Pavilion. Here are a few of the activities for “boos” and “ghouls”:

April through October, 2015 Calendar of Events

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Story Time in Lenhardt Library – Mondays through May 18
Stop by Lenhardt Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. for nature-themed stories and hands-on activities. The program is geared toward children ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No Story Time on April 20. Visit or call (847) 835-6801 for more information.

Antiques, Garden & Design Show Celebrates Spring

Event Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 to Sunday, April 19, 2015
Antiques, Garden & Design Show

GLENCOE, IL (Oct. 9, 2014) – Proving that good design transforms any space, the Chicago Botanic Garden has rejuvenated the previous Antiques & Garden Fair into the Antiques, Garden & Design Show for Spring 2015. Celebrating its 15th year, the show inspires stylish living and presents beautiful gardens and objects in a way that transcends the ordinary.

Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden Dedication

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 2, 2012

GLENCOE, Ill. (Jan. 9, 2012) — The Chicago Botanic Garden will open the Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden with a dedication ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Attendees will be encouraged to also attend World Environment Day at the Garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The dedication will include remarks followed by a ribbon cutting, tours of the garden and two activity stations for children. Staff will demonstrate how the garden will be used for a variety of programs that connect children with nature. 

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