Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
January 1, 2020 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows

Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
Botanical gardens tend to have the most extensive …

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American Gardens on U.S. Postage Stamps
January 1, 2020 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on American Gardens on U.S. Postage Stamps
American Gardens on U.S. Postage Stamps

The United States Postal Service™ celebrates the beauty of American Gardens in a set of commemoratives.
This pane of 20 stamps features ten different photographs of botanic, country estate, and municipal gardens, taken between 1996 and …

Midwest Perennial Plant Association Symposium
December 23, 2019 – 8:53 am | Comments Off on Midwest Perennial Plant Association Symposium
Midwest Perennial Plant Association Symposium

“Garden Companions”, the 2020 Midwest Perennial Plant Association Symposium, will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 1, 2020, in the Thornhill Education Center, Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois.
Registration fee …

“Lightscape” at the Chicago Botanic Garden
November 13, 2019 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on “Lightscape” at the Chicago Botanic Garden
“Lightscape” at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Along a mile-long path in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois, November 22 through January 5, 2020, the night will come alive with color, imagination, and sound, from a playful “choir” …

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens
November 3, 2019 – 9:53 pm | Comments Off on ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens
‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens

As the daylight dwindles, botanical gardens and other public outdoor venues turn on fanciful light shows to attract visitors. November and December are the prime months for such extravaganzas.
Now through December 29, the Royal Botanic …

Three Shows at the Chicago Botanic Garden
September 27, 2019 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on Three Shows at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Three Shows at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Three plant shows will take place simultaneously October 19 and 20, 2019, at the

Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show
September 20, 2019 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show
Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show

The annual Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale takes place October 12 and 13, 2019, in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, …

Roadside Flower Sale Workshops in Glencoe, Illinois
August 23, 2019 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Roadside Flower Sale Workshops in Glencoe, Illinois
Roadside Flower Sale Workshops in Glencoe, Illinois

Learn how to preserve nature by creating dried floral arrangements, bouquets, and wreaths at a “Roadside Flower Sale Workshop” in Burnstein Hall, the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
The two-hour-long workshops are …

Central States Dahlia Society Show
August 21, 2019 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on Central States Dahlia Society Show
Central States Dahlia Society Show

The Central States Dahlia Society Show takes place September 14 and 15, 2019, in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
More than 2,000 dahlia blooms ranging in size from a silver …

Mushroom Show at the Chicago Botanic Society
August 16, 2019 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Mushroom Show at the Chicago Botanic Society
Mushroom Show at the Chicago Botanic Society

Technically, they’re not a product of a garden (they’re foraged in the wild), and, heck, they’re not even plants. But Road Trips Gardeners can check out the exhibition of 50 to 100 varieties of “fleshy, …

Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale
August 7, 2019 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale
Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale

The Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale takes place August 16, 17, and 18, 2019, in the Regenstein Center, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Some 200 bonsai trees will be on display, …