GLENCOE, IL (Jan. 21, 2015) – Proving that good design transforms any space, the Chicago Botanic Garden has rejuvenated the previous Antiques & Garden Fair into the Antiques, Garden & Design Show for spring 2015. Celebrating its 15th year, the Show inspires stylish living and presents beautiful gardens and objects in a way that transcends the ordinary.
GLENCOE, IL (January 13, 2015) – Visitors to the 2015 Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden will encounter an exotic bloom that has a place in most kitchens. Vanilla, the world’s most popular flavoring, comes from Vanilla planifolia, the only orchid of roughly 30,000 known species to have agricultural value. The show will trace the history of vanilla from its origins with the Totonaco people of Mexico, and depict the vanilla-making process from blossom to bottle.
GLENCOE, IL (October 24, 2014) – Detailed stippled engravings by Belgian painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté, a favorite of French Queen Marie-Antoinette known for his stunning and detailed watercolors, will be displayed in the latest rare book exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The exhibition, Succulents: Featuring Redouté Masterpieces, runs from Friday, November 14, 2014, through Sunday, February 8, 2015, in the Lenhardt Library.
GLENCOE, IL (September 23, 2014) – Have you loved an heirloom quilt to threads, and wish you could make a new one for future generations? Do you sit in awe of the people you see happily knitting on the train? Are your fingers itching to embroider flowers along the hem of an old pair of jeans? You may be channeling that age-old creative force that compels people to make things with their hands and express themselves through craftwork.
GLENCOE, IL (August 29, 2014) – Why settle for a dozen roses when you and your Valentine can enjoy more than 10,000 tropical blooms at the Orchid Show, opening February 14, 2015, at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The show runs daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday, March 15, returning for a second year after exceeding expectations for interest and attendance in 2014.
GLENCOE, IL (August 18, 2014) – Learn more about one of the earliest materials used by humans at the Illinois Gourd Society Show & Sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21.
GLENCOE, IL (August 14, 2014) – Mushrooms freshly foraged from area forests will be on display at the Illinois Mycological Association Mushroom Show & Sale, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
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.