Tag: Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden's Surprise: Corpse Flower Blooms

Chicago Botanic Garden's Surprise: Corpse Flower Blooms
You may remember the hoopla a couple of months ago around the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Corpse Flower, named Spike. The long lines, the media circus–all waiting for the foul smell that was promised to be the world’s largest and smelliest flowering plant. And then, pretty much nothing. A forced opening with just a slight odor... Read more »

Breaking News at Chicago Botanic Garden: Spike will bloom Sunday

Breaking News at Chicago Botanic Garden: Spike will bloom Sunday
“Spike,” the world’s smelliest plant who’s been keeping many Chicagoans on edge awaiting his smelly debut is about to come into bloom (more or less). According to trusted sources, it looks like tomorrow is the day that “Spike” will finally deliver his highly anticipated scent (with a little help from his friends) kicking off at... Read more »

Chicago Botanic Garden: World’s smelliest plant about to bloom

Chicago Botanic Garden: World’s smelliest plant about to bloom
Since August 6th people have been waiting to catch a whiff of the world’s largest and smelliest flowering plant, titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), also called the corpse flower, nicknamed, “Spike” at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The wait actually began in 2003 when the garden acquired nine titan arum seedlings that they planted in their semi-tropical... Read more »
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Escape to the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show

Escape to the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show
The Chicago Botanic Garden is offering a great winter escape sans the air fare at their second annual Orchid Show, Saturday, February 14 through Sunday, March 15. The 10,000 exotic, fragrant and vibrant blooming orchids of yellow, orange, red, pink, purple and blue offer a balmy oasis to greet visitors at the Garden’s Regenstein Center... Read more »

Chicago Botanic Garden: Labor Day Weekend Events, Dining and Activities

The esplanade offers a sea of changing vistas and colors, depending upon the season. Photo: Chicago Botanic Garden.
Chicago Botanic Garden offers a mini-escape from the urban jungle with something for all ages from one to 101. The Garden offers year round shows, activities, educational programs, demonstrations and events. Here is a look at the Garden and what’s on tap for the Labor Day weekend.The Chicago Botanic Garden is at 1000 Lake Cook... Read more »

The Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show: Escape Winter in a Tropical Paradise

The Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show: Escape Winter in a Tropical Paradise
Orchids to the Chicago Botanic Garden for finding the perfect antidote to Chicago’s polar vortex with their “Escape to Paradise” Orchid Show. The month-long show (the first of its kind for the garden) opens this weekend. “Escape to Paradise” offers a welcome respite from the cold with its tropical setting featuring more than 10,000 orchids... Read more »
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