GLENCOE, Ill. (November 5, 2013) – Wonderland Express celebrates the holiday season with outdoor light displays, an indoor model train exhibition, halls decked with wreaths, and greenhouses staged with abundant poinsettias and amaryllis. New this year to the festivities will be ice sculpting.
GLENCOE, Ill. (October 17, 2013) – Rare books giving insights into the origins of modern medicine will be displayed at Healing Plants: Illustrated Herbals, a special exhibition of selected volumes from the Lenhardt Library’s Rare Book Collection. The event runs from Friday, November 15, 2013, to Sunday, February 9, 2014.
GLENCOE, Ill. (September 24, 2013) – The intricate textiles of Cuetzalan, a mountain town deep in the tropical rainforests of Mexico’s Sierra Norte region, will be one of many traditions featured at the 17th annual Fine Art of Fiber Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
GLENCOE, Ill. (August 28, 2013) – Original works of botanic art by students of the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden will be on display from October 5 to 20, 2013 in the Joutras Gallery. The Drawn from Nature exhibition features two-dimensional botanical renderings in various media, including acrylic, oil, watercolor, pen and ink, pencil, carbon dust, pastel and charcoal. The annual event enables students of all levels to present their outstanding work, including vibrant landscapes, delicate watercolors and intricate pen-and-ink studies.
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 24, 2013) – The palette of fall mushrooms in Illinois and dahlia blooms the size of a dinner plate are just a few of the autumnal happenings to be celebrated in a series of free exhibitions at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Fall American Flower Show Series is endowed in honor of Louise Durham Mead and Walter Langworthy Mead. Here’s a detailed schedule:
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 23, 2013) – For the first time, the Orchid Show will provide an infusion of warmth and color to guests visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden this winter. The event will run daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, through Sunday, March 16, 2014, inside the Regenstein Center. A special opening night event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014.
GLENCOE, Ill. (July 18, 2013) – Outstanding work by Chicago Botanic Garden photography students will be on display from Saturday, August 24, to Sunday, September 29, 2013, in the Joutras Gallery in the Regenstein Center. An opening reception held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 23, will kick off the juried show, titled Focusing on Nature: Third Annual Student Botanical Photography Exhibition. The students are from diverse photography classes offered by the Joseph Regenstein, Jr.
GLENCOE, Ill. (June 20, 2013) – A one-of-a-kind art festival is returning to the Chicago Botanic Garden for the third consecutive year! The festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A special members’ night will be held on Friday, July 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 30, 2013) – Stunning illustrations and print engravings of butterflies are on display in the Lenhardt Library now through August 18 in the Butterflies in Print: Lepidoptera Defined exhibition. The images are found between the pages of the Garden’s rare English, French, and Latin entomology volumes, some of which are over 300 years old. Stacy Stoldt, Library Public Services Manager, will give a free library talk on the exhibition at 2 pm on Sunday, June 23.