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Presenting Summer Family Fun for All Ages and Budgets

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 23, 2015 to Sunday, October 25, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (June 30, 2015) — Turn off the TV, unplug the computer and head to the Chicago Botanic Garden for days of wonder and discovery. This summer, enjoy a wide range of activities for children and families including free, informal drop-in activities and evening concerts throughout the Garden. Fly kites, watch model sailboats skim across the North Lake and explore the Garden during Nature Nights. Take dad for a very special Father’s Day Canoe Adventure on the Garden’s lakes.

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.

Chicago Botanic Garden Receives Sakura Cherry Tree From Japan

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 25, 2012

GLENCOE, Ill. (March 13,2012) — To honor the 100th anniversary of Japan's gift of cherry trees to the United States, the Japanese government is gifting trees to public and private organizations throughout the United States. The Chicago Botanic Garden will receive 20 trees.

Chicago's Consul General of Japan, Mr. Yoshifumi Okamura and Sophia Shaw, president and CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden, will plant the first cherry tree on Sunday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m. The tree planting will be a highlight of the Garden's annual Japanese Garden Spring Weekend event.

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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