Shop for unique, long-lasting arrangements and gift items created from natural plant materials and dried flowers at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s 35th annual Roadside Flower Sale. The sale runs from Friday, October 23, through Sunday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Regenstein Center.
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Celebrate Halloween with the entire family at HallowFest: A Garden of Good…and Evil. The popular Chicago Botanic Garden event returns on Saturday, October 24, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, October 25, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Make your way through a spookily decorated bat cave in the Bridge Gallery to get to the haunted forest in the Joutras Gallery, or take the friendly path to activities in the Regenstein Center and McGinley Pavilion. Here are a few of the activities for “boos” and “ghouls”:
Learn how to harvest, preserve and store your homegrown produce or Farmers’ Market bounty during Harvest Weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20. In celebration of a bountiful harvest, the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden is the setting for how-to displays, shopping, hands-on activities for families, chef demonstrations, cookbook swap and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Fall Bulb Festival provides seasonal family fun on the Esplanade and a sale featuring more than 250 varieties of spring-flowering bulbs for everyone from the novice to expert gardener. The bulbs are shipped directly from Holland just in time for fall planting.
The festival is open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4. Special preview shopping for Garden members only is on Friday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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. to 5 p.m. A complimentary opening night, including early buying privileges, is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 5.
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