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.
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.