Posts in category "Chicago Botanic Garden"

Plant Giveaways at Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Summer Events program for 2012  has been release.  There are a lot of activities and events on schedule, but being a frugal gardener this piece of the press release jumped out. I thought I would share it with you all. Plant Giveaways – Wednesdays through Sundays, continuing through October 7 In... Read more »

Antique Fair at Chicago Botanic Garden & New Gardening TV Show This weekend

Looking for something garden-related to do this weekend? The Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting their annual Antiques & Garden Fair. One-day ticket: $14/$17 Members pay the lower fee listed. Children under 16 free with an adult. Tickets available online and at the Visitor Center. Nobody can say that Mike Nowak has a face for radio, because someone... Read more »

Grafting Fruit Trees with Midwest Fruit Explorers.

Event Description: Find out what grafting fruit tress is all about. Learn the the whys and hows with experienced grafters. We will also have an impressive amount of scion wood available for grafting. If you’d like more information about grafting see the Grafting Page. Date: Sunday March 25, 2012 Setup Time: 9:00 am to 12... Read more »
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Winter Flower Shows & Train Gardens in Chicago

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If you’re looking to get a gardening fix this winter, or looking for places to take out of town visitors around Chicago during Christmas may I recommend the winter flower shows and train gardens? Due to the storm damage this year at the Garfield Park Conservatory there will be no winter flower show there. But... Read more »

Chicago Botanic Garden sets up Japanese "Wishing Tree"

Chicago Botanic Garden sets up Japanese "Wishing Tree"
Japanese garden photo courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden. The Chicago Botanic Garden is placing a traditional Japanese “wishing tree” so that visitors can write messages that will be attached to the tree to recognize the disaster in Japan. The potted Japanese maple will be located near the Crescent Garden from March 18 through the 27.... Read more »

Urban Farming Classes in Chicago's Little Village Neighborhood

Urban Farming Classes in Chicago's Little Village Neighborhood
The Chicago Botanic Garden is conducting a number of classes that are perfect for gardeners who want to learn to about urban farming and growing food in Chicago. The best part is that they’re being held in the Little Village neighborhood, perfectly situated for residents of the south and southwest side where these kinds of... Read more »
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Spring Flower and Bonsai Show this Weekend

Spring Flower and Bonsai Show this Weekend
There are a few events on my garden calendar that let me know that winter is almost over. The first is the Spring Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory.  The show runs from Saturday, January 19th through Sunday, May 8th. As a hater of poinsettias I generally avoid the conservatory during the winter and... Read more »

Working at Chicago Botanic Garden's Green Youth Farm

Working at Chicago Botanic Garden's Green Youth Farm
What’s it like to work at Green Youth Farm? Three high school kids who are part of the program share their thoughts on what they get out of spending their summers working at Green Youth Farm. At Green Youth Farm they learn skills ranging from- organic farming to cooking and selling the food they grow... Read more »

Chicago Botanic Garden's Garden Photo Contest

The Chicago Botanic Garden is holding a garden photo contest for amateur photographers. Amateur photographers are encouraged to enter one photo taken on the 385 acres of the Chicago Botanic Garden between April 1 through June 21, 2010. Photos will be featured on their website which is seen by close to a million people each yearand... Read more »
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