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Chicago Botanic Garden: Gardens of Chicago: Online

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Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road

Glencoe, Illinois 60022

We’re opening the Garden up to more areas and services.  All visitors—including Garden members—must preregister for a timed entry. This is necessary for the health and safety of all. We will limit the number of cars, and thus people, to avoid overcrowding and jeopardizing the ability of people to safely social distance.

A face covering is required at the Garden View Café, Garden Shop, the Model Railroad Garden, and Grand Tram Tours.

Link to Self-Guided Walks: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/walk/tours

March Walks: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/walk

Gardens of Chicago: Online

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6 – 8 p.m.

New! The Chicago area has a long and rich tradition of gardening and the appreciation of horticulture. With fabulous public gardens, green spaces, natural areas, and private gardens, there is no shortage of ideas or inspiration. We will discuss some of these destinations, along with their history, and will also focus on landscaping and planting ideas for your own landscape.

This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login instructions one day in advance.

Link to Gardens of Chicago: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/adult_education/garden_design/gardens_chicago_online?range_start=2021-03-11

Creating an Evening Garden: Online

Wednesday, March 24, 10 a.m. – noon

New! Your garden can delight from day into evening. Gather ideas to design and plant a space that welcomes you with a variety of scents, shades, tones, and evening splendor.

This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login instructions one day in advance.

Link to Creating an Evening Garden: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/adult_education/horticulture/creating_evening_garden_online?range_start=2021-03-24

American Home Garden Design: 1830-Now

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 1 – 3 p.m.

Draw inspiration for your own home, no matter what age or style, as you look at garden design evolution in the Midwest. Learn about design trends, the rise of the suburban lawn, foundation plantings, cottage gardens, moon gardens, and heirloom plants. 

Link to American Home Garden Design: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/adult_education/garden_design/american_home_garden_design_1830_now?range_start=2021-03-30

Calendar of Events: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/calendar

2021 Classes: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/calendar

Sculpture at the Garden: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/sculpture

Also, resources for caregivers, emergency responders, and essential workers.: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/nature_and_wellness

The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 45 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers. Every year, more than one million people visit the Garden’s 27 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection.

The Chicago Botanic Garden has more than 50,000 members—one of the largest memberships of any U.S. botanic garden. People of all ages, interests, and abilities participate in programs, take classes, and stroll the grounds year-round. Within the nine laboratories of the Garden’s Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, scientists and graduate students conduct a wide array of plant research. The Garden is one of only 17 public gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. Its Lenhardt Library contains 150,000 volumes—including one of the nation’s best collections of rare botanical books.

Link to the website: https://www.chicagobotanic.org

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