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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)

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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