GLENCOE, IL (July 31, 2015) – Amid the thriving craft brew scene in Chicago, the Chicago Botanic Garden, Chef Cleetus Friedman and Begyle Brewing have teamed up to create a series of unique seasonal ales that capture the change of seasons at the 385-acre garden. Friedman, executive chef of Fountainhead, the Bar on Buena, and soon-to-open the Northman in Chicago, is a leader in local, seasonal food and drink and has created signature beers for other Chicago cultural institutions.
GLENCOE, IL (June 30, 2015) — The Chicago Botanic Garden offers a menu of summer activities designed to whet the appetite for growing and eating healthy, fresh foods. Weekend festivals and events highlight cooking techniques, herbs, heirloom tomatoes and other seasonal produce, while providing a wealth of information on practical, sustainable ways to grow fruits and vegetables in the home garden.
GLENCOE, IL (May 19, 2015) – Herb Garden Weekend presents ways to grow and use a variety of fragrant, flavorful and nutritious herbs through a series of displays, demonstrations, tours and family-friendly activities taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, 2015, at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden.
GLENCOE, IL (May 5, 2014)—The extremely popular Garden Chef Series returns to the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday, May 23, for another growing season full of cooking demonstrations by noted area chefs, using the freshest fruits, herbs and vegetables. The free events take place at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through October 4 in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden. Amphitheater seating, surrounded by lush garden beds, affords a pleasant view of the open-air kitchen.
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 chicagobotanic.org/forfamilies or call (847) 835-6801 for more information.
GLENCOE, IL (July 1, 2014) – Celebrate the best in midwestern foods with the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Farm Dinner series—enlightening evenings graciously staged in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden.
GLENCOE, IL (May 12, 2014) – Sample wines from around the world while enjoying the idyllic backdrop of McGinley Pavilion at Grapevines & Wines on Thursday, May 22. Visitors can sample more than 50 different varieties and indulge their senses with a wide range of bouquets. Included among the wineries are new micro-wineries that haven’t launched yet.
GLENCOE, IL. (May 8, 2014) – The newly renovated and named Garden View Café recently opened at the Chicago Botanic Garden. It offers an enhanced menu of the best of local, fresh seasonal foods, restaurant-style seating, a barista and pastry station and flatbreads cooked in a brick pizza oven.
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 18, 2012) – The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest urban agriculture program has partnered with Levy Restaurants and Midwest Foods to provide fresh produce and tilapia for the Levy Restaurant’s Stadium Club at U.S. Cellular Field.
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 7, 2012) – The Chicago Botanic Garden has done groundbreaking work as a result of a two-year grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant reaches both casual passersby and committed gardeners with ideas for how to integrate sustainable agriculture techniques into their own backyards.