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Grow and Eat: Food-related events all summer long at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Garden Chef Series

Two great ways to take in the warm, sunny weather ushering in summer are tending to your garden and enjoying meals outdoors. Whether growing or eating, there are many ways to celebrate food at the Garden this summer. Food-related evets are held in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden, unless noted otherwise.

Summer food at the Garden highlights include the following:

Garden Chef Series (1:30 and 2:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, May 28 to October 9)

Celebrate Halloween with Your Favorite Canine(s) at the Spooky Pooch Parade

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (Oct. 8, 2015) — Cleverly costumed canines and their owners, led by Cruella de Vil and her Dalmatian, will strut their stuff in the Chicago Botanic Garden’s annual Spooky Pooch Parade from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Halloween, Saturday, October 31—the only day of the year dogs are allowed at the Garden.

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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