The Botanic Gardens of Chicago
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 835-5440Brush off the cabin fever and catch spring fever at the Chicago Botanic Garden where there are acres and acres of bloom during the annual "Spring Blooms festival, April - June. The Garden hosts numerous flower shows and sales throughout Spring Blooms, including the Illinois Orchid Society's special 50th anniversary spring show and sale in April, and the Northern Chicagoland Rose Society annual rose clinic and sale. Other Spring Blooms activities each Saturday include storytelling, guided garden and nature walks and musical performances.
History of the Botanic Gardens of ChicagoWith the Chicago Horticultural Society being founded in 1890 - a vision was also founded to establish
Composition of the Botanic Gardens of ChicagoThe Garden is a living museum which covers 385 acres and features 23 specialty garden areas including the Rose, Fruit and Vegetable, Waterfall, English Walled and Bulb gardens; a three-island Japanese Garden; the Circle Garden showcasing seasonal annuals; prairies; lagoons; the 100-acre Mary Mix McDonald Woods; and the
Botanic Garden Announces 2002 Great Chefs SeriesThe Great Chefs Series will open on Saturday, May 25 in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden with Doug D'Avico of Trattoria No. 10, Chicago. He and other nationally-renowned chefs from the Chicago area will prepare recipes with garden-fresh ingredients at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays
Miniature Model Railway of Chicago Botanic GardensThe Garden's Jr. Railroad exhibit was designed and built by award-winning landscape architect Paul Bussee. The garden scale model trains navigate through miniature scenes of America's most treasured sites in a 7,500 square foot garden railway exhibit. More than 1,700 feet of track support 10 distinct railroads representing the history of American railroads. Included are: Bob O'Bozo's Bell Circus, Napa Valley
One of the ways that the Garden is able to maintain such an active and diverse offering for visitors is by utilizing the resources of volunteers. The Garden currently has over 800 volunteers who are involved in all aspects of the Garden. The 385-acre Chicago Botanic Garden is owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society. The Garden is open every day of the year, except Christmas, from 8 a.m. until sunset. The Garden is located on Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, one-half mile east of the Edens Expressway. Admission is free, select event fees apply. There is a charge for parking.
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