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Harvest Weekend is All About Maximizing Your Harvest

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 to Sunday, September 20, 2015

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. 

Presenting the Fall Bulb Festival

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 to Sunday, October 4, 2015

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.

Learn to Grow and Use a Variety of Kitchen Herbs at Herb Garden Weekend

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Saturday, July 25, 2015 to Sunday, July 26, 2015

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.

Fun and Educational Family Activities at the Chicago Botanic Garden this Spring, Summer and Fall

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Monday, May 4, 2015 to Saturday, October 31, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (April 28, 2015) — A wide range of activities for children and families will take place at the Chicago Botanic Garden this spring and summer. Offerings include free, informal drop-in programs at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable and Native Plant gardens, and the popular Dancin’ Sprouts evening concerts. Spring also brings the return of two family favorites, the Butterfly & Blooms and Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America exhibitions.

April through October, 2015 Calendar of Events

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015


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 or call (847) 835-6801 for more information.

Fall Bulb Festival Offers More than 200 Types of Premium Bulbs, Seasonal Plants, Autumn Market, Straw Bale Maze and More

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Saturday, October 11, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (July 21, 2014)The Fall Bulb Festival provides seasonal family fun on the Esplanade and an extraordinary selection of more than 200 types of bulbs, ranging from the most popular daffodils to new and unusual varieties of hyacinth, tulips and more. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, October 10, through Sunday, October 12, 2014. The bulb sale begins on Friday with special preview shopping for Garden members only, and is open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday.

Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family at the Tenth Annual Kite Festival

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Saturday, August 9, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (July 21, 2014) – Colorful kites will decorate the sky at the tenth annual Kite Festival at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The popular summer event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, in the meadow west of Evening Island. Bring the family for a full day of outdoor fun and take advantage of the only opportunity to fly kites at the Garden.   

Spice up Your Summer with Herb Garden Weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 to Sunday, July 27, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (June 30, 2014) – Whether you’re an herb enthusiast or still learning the difference between a herb and a spice, you’ll likely discover something new at Herb Garden Weekend, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden.

Malott Japanese Garden Holds Special Sunday Events for Families

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Sunday, June 1, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (May 7, 2014)The Chicago Botanic Garden will offer seven special Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays during the summer to help visitors of all ages gain an understanding of Japanese gardens and culture. Fun, family-friendly activities, such as trying chopsticks and practicing calligraphy, will engage visitors and encourage a hands-on exploration of unique aspects of life in Japan. Each Sunday will also feature a different take-home project, such as an origami cup and ball, samurai hat, paper fan or fish print.


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