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Explore the World of Orchids at the Illinois Orchid Society Spring Show & Sale

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 12, 2016 to Sunday, March 13, 2016

GLENCOE, IL (Sept. 22, 2015) Visitors to the Illinois Orchid Society Spring Show & Sale at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, will have the opportunity to purchase many orchid varieties and to learn everything they need to know about growing orchids at home.

The Chicago Botanic Garden Presents “Ampelography: I Heard It Through the Grapevine”

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 to Sunday, November 8, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (Sept. 17, 2015) — An exhibition of rare books about growing grapes and making wine, primarily in nineteenth-century America and Europe, is on view through November 8, 2015 in the Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Explore the World of Quilting, Weaving and Embroidery at the Chicago Area’s Premier Fiber Art Event

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 to Sunday, November 8, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (Aug. 27, 2015) - Stunning quilts, lovely knitted artwear, woven wonders, and breathtaking beadwork are among the abundant handcrafted items on view and for sale at the 2015 Fine Art of Fiber exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The area’s oldest, largest and most unique fiber art event takes place Friday, November 6, through Sunday, November 8, from 10 a.m.

Chicago Botanic Garden Celebrates its 125-Year-Old Roots with a Commemorative Book, Exhibition, Heirloom Gardens, Model Steam Engines and More

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (May 7, 2015) —The origins of the Chicago Botanic Garden date to 1890 and the founding of the Chicago Horticultural Society. The dedicated group of Chicago civic leaders formed around the ideal expressed in the city’s motto, “urbs in horto,” or city in a garden. In the next 125 years, the Society would promote horticulture in all its forms and foster a love of gardening among the region’s residents.

Fun and Educational Family Activities at the Chicago Botanic Garden this Spring, Summer and Fall

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Monday, May 4, 2015 to Saturday, October 31, 2015

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.

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.


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