GLENCOE, IL (August 12, 2014) – Decorative illustrations on the inside front cover of books, known as bookplates, have been used around the world for centuries to declare ownership of book collections. A new rare book exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden explores these intricate works of art from personal and institutional libraries as well as from a private collection. The display, Ex Libris: Bookplates Through the Ages, runs from Friday, August 15, through Sunday, November 9, 2014, in the Lenhardt Library.
GLENCOE, IL (June 24, 2014) —The Chicago Botanic Garden’s photography students will proudly display their captivating work from Saturday, August 23, to Sunday, September 28, 2014 in the Joutras Gallery in the Regenstein Center. The juried show, titled Focusing on Nature: Fourth Annual Student Botanical Photography Exhibition, will feature photographs by current students as well as instructors of the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. An opening reception will take place Friday, August 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. to kickoff the exhibition.
GLENCOE, IL (May 12, 2014) – Butterflies & Blooms returns for its third season on May 24. Visitors are immersed in a tropical habitat full of hundreds of colorful butterflies interacting with plant life. Butterflies & Blooms features butterflies from around the world, including South America, Asia, North America and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois. Volunteers are also on hand to answer questions. The 2,800-square-foot white mesh enclosure is located on the lawn of the Learning Campus.
GLENCOE, IL (April 24, 2014) – The long, rectangular shape of the Japanese kimono serves as a canvas that has inspired artists and fashion designers for centuries. A new rare book exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden explores the history of kimono design through hand-printed books of kimono patterns. The display, Moku Hanga: the Art of Japanese Woodblock Printing, runs from May 16 through August 10, 2014, in the Lenhardt Library.
GLENCOE, IL (April 23, 2014) – Bold, beautiful images of blossoms and moths – the works of acclaimed artists Paul Lange and Joseph Scheer – are providing visitors to the Chicago Botanic Garden rare insights into the wonders of nature. Lange’s “Big Blooms” series will be exhibited at the Krehbiel Gallery through Sunday, June 15, while Scheer’s innovative moth prints can be seen in the Joutras Gallery through Sunday, August 17.
GLENCOE, Ill. (April 4, 2014) - The American Flower Show Series, a growing national horticultural program, brings together amateur and expert gardeners and educators through exhibits and programs that focus on America’s favorite flower groups. Visitors can discover the best plant varieties to grow in their own home gardens, see the “Best of Show” plants on display, learn about plant diversity at its finest, buy plants to take home and have their questions answered by the Midwest's leading plant enthusiasts and experts.
GLENCOE, Ill. (April 2, 2014) – Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America, an outdoor exhibition beloved by kids of all ages, will open for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 10. The masterfully crafted and magical exhibition offers a garden-scale train tour of iconic national monuments such as Mt. Rushmore and the White House. New this year will be the historic Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park.
GLENCOE, Ill. (March 26, 2014) – Open your eyes to The Hidden Beauty of Moths, an innovative print exhibition coming to the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday, April 19. Internationally acclaimed artist Joseph Scheer, a pioneer in the use of extreme-resolution scanners, will display larger-than-life images revealing the exquisite features and magnificent colors of moths, insects on the fringe of human awareness.
Rare Book Exhibition: Exotic Orchids: Orchestrated in Print – Continuing through May 11