Category: Chicago Botanic Garden

Orchids for a gray day from the Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden has canceled its annual Orchid Show for 2021.♥ The show, which has been a Chicago favorite since it debuted in February of 2014, features approximately 10,000 orchids offering a great escape from the ice, snow and frigid Chicago winter. This year, like most everything else, orchids can be viewed virtually with photos... Read more »

Good news it’s spring in Chicago: A sign of hope

Good news it’s spring in Chicago: A sign of hope
COVID-19 is messing with life as we know it but it can’t stop spring. On Tuesday, I decided to stop by the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe and check it out. I wasn’t alone. The parking lot was jammed. In the garden, people were everywhere (so much for social distancing). It was the middle of... Read more »

Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden: a look inside

PLEASE NOTE: The Orchid Show has been canceled due to COVID-19 but the Garden is open The perfect prescription for the winter blues, Chicago Botanic Garden’s annual explosion of color featuring over 10,000 blooms. Here’s a look: Five Takeaways from the Show 1. COLOR. Be prepared to be greeted by a kaleidoscope of colors enhanced by light,... Read more »
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Lightscape: It’s a beautiful sight at Chicago Botanic Garden

Lightscape: It’s a beautiful sight at Chicago Botanic Garden
Lights are glistening, tulips are blooming, waterfalls are flowing and there are giant snowflakes underfoot at the all-new magnificent light show, Lightscape, at Chicago Botanic Garden. The garden, which most people don’t even see in the winter, has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Straight from the U.K. and the only show of its kind... Read more »

Escape to the tropics at the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show

Escape to the tropics at the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show
The  “In the Tropics Orchid Show”–now in its 5th year–opened Saturday at the Chicago Botanic Garden (through March 24). Perfect timing, again. Just about the time, Chicagoans have had it with the ice, the snow, the polar vortex, along comes the perfect escape. Step inside the Chicago Botanic Garden’s  Regenstein Center and you will find... Read more »

Solar Eclipse 2017: What you need to know to watch the eclipse, where to see it and how to protect your eyes

Solar Eclipse 2017: What you need to know to watch the eclipse, where to see it and how to protect your eyes
The solar eclipse will take place in Chicago, starting at 11:54 am, Monday, August 21 when the moon will begin to block our view of the Sun. The sky will continue to get darker covering up to 87 percent of the sun by 1:19 pm. For the best view, try to find an unobstructed area... Read more »
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The Chicago Botanic Garden's Regenstein Learning Campus is something special

The Chicago Botanic Garden's Regenstein Learning Campus is something special
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Regenstein Learning Campus, truly, is something special. The Learning Center, nestled on seven magnificently landscaped acres, offers a living laboratory for learning. The welcoming campus encompasses four areas where nature and knowledge intersect: a nature play garden, the learning center, a children’s growing garden and a water garden area. Here’s what they... Read more »