Chicago Botanic Garden Celebrates Anniversary with ‘Flourish: The Garden at 50’

Chicago Botanic Garden invites guests, members and friends of the Garden to share in their upcoming, nearly five-month-long event “Flourish: The Garden at 50” — a celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary. Visitors are welcome to come and connect with the world of nature through a number of experiences staged throughout the Garden grounds.

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Ten national and international installations inspired by nature designed for the garden; surprise pop-up events; and storytelling about the Garden’s transformation over time that will transport attendees to the past and future — all of this and more is available May 13 – September 25.

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“What began as an ambitious vision to have Chicago’s own public garden is now 28 gardens and four natural areas in Glencoe, 16 community garden and farm sites in Chicago and Lake County, and dozens of conservation and restoration research sites around the country,” said Jean Franczyk, the Garden’s president and chief executive officer. “We are thankful to all who have shown up for nature, supported our conservation mission, and inspired us to keep imagining a future where people and planet thrive.”

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The Garden — with traces of golden hues woven throughout in honor of the Gold Anniversary — will be open to the public during normal, seasonal hours.

For more information, please visit the Chicago Botanic Garden website.

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