Illinois

Please see the events, club meetings, and other Illinois garden and nature related places to visit listed below.

Illinois Events:

October 23 - 25:  Glencoe.  Roadside Flower Sale Workshops, Chicago Botanic Garden, www.chicagobotanic.org/plantshows/

October 23 - 29:  Glencoe.  Nature in View - Garden Photographic Society, Chicago Botanic Garden, www.chicagobotanic.org/exhibitions

October 23 - 29:  Glencoe.  Model Railroad Garden - Landmarks of America, Chicago Botanic Garden, www.chicagobotanic.org/exhibitions

October 27 - 29:  Glencoe.  Roadside Flower Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden, www.chicagobotanic.org/plantshows/

October 28:  Chicago.  Creatures of the Night, Garfield Park Conservatory, www.garfieldconservatory.org/events

October 28 - December 30:  Chicago.  Bring your plant questions to the University of Illinois Plant Clinic each Saturday, Garfield Park Conservatory, www.garfieldconservatory.org/events

October 28 - December 30:  Chicago.  Composting Demo, Saturdays except holiday weekends, Garfield Park Conservatory, www.garfieldconservatory.org/events

October 29:  Lisle.  Flora of the Chicago Region, Morton Arboretum, www.mortonarb.org

November 2 - 3:  Glencoe.  Fine Art of Fiber, Chicago Botanic Garden, www.chicagobotanic.org/exhibitions

November 4:  Chicago.  Beginning Beekeeping Class, Garfield Park Conservatory, www.garfieldconservatory.org/events

November 8:  Chicago.  Before the Flood Film + Panel Discussion, Garfield Park Conservatory, www.garfieldconservatory.org/events

November 11 - December 24:  Chicago.  Free Mini Tour, 2nd Saturday monthly, 4th Sunday monthly, Garfield Park Conservatory, www.garfieldconservatory.org/events

November 11:  Glencoe.  Sensational Squash, Chicago Botanic Garden, www.chicagobotanic.org/familyprograms

Check out the links below for additional events.

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Illinois Club Meetings:

Chicago.  The Chicago Bonsai Club Meeting is held the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6-8pm, Garfield Park Conservatory, www.midwestbonsai.org/chicago-chapter/

Lisle.  The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society meets the 2nd Monday of the month, 7-9 pm, Thornhill Education Center, www.mortonarboretumphotographicsociety.com

Oak Lawn.  The Oak Lawn Garden Club normally meets the 4th Thursday of the month (with several exceptions) 9:30 am at the Oak View Community Center, 4625 W 110th St.  Visit http://ilclubs.esiteasp.com/oaklawngardenclub/home.nxg for more information about the Club.

Peoria Hts.  The Central Illinois Herpetological Society holds public meetings on the 1st Thursday of every month at Forest Park Nature Center, 7 pm.  Come share or learn about the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles.  5823 Forest Park Dr, http://centralillinoisherp.com

Peoria Hts.  Peoria Audubon holds public meetings and presentations in the Forest Park Nature Center on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September through May, 7 pm.  5809 Forest Park Dr, www.peoriaparks.org/group-meetings-fpnc/, www.peoriaaudubon.org

Peoria Hts.  The local chapter of the Sierra Club, America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, holds public meetings at the Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 Forest Park Dr, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from September through May.  7 pm, www.peoriaparks.org/group-meetings-fpnc/

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More garden and nature related events and activities for children and adults can be found at these places to visit in Illinois:

Bloomington
Miller Park Zoo
1020 S Morris Ave
309-434-2250
http://4.17.232.139/parks/Miller-Park-Zoo/about-the-zoo.htm

Brookfield
Brookfield Zoo
8400 31st St
3300 Golf Rd
708-688-8000
www.brookfieldzoo.org

Chicago
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N Central Park Ave
312-746-5100
www.garfieldconservatory.org

Chicago
John G Shedd Aquarium
1200 S Lake Shore Dr
312-939-2438
www.sheddaquarium.org

Chicago
Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 N Stockton Dr
312-742-7736
www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/lincoln-park-conservatory/

Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St
312-742-2000
www.lpzoo.org

Chicago
Lurie Garden
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
312-228-1004
www.luriegarden.org

Chicago
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N Cannon Dr
773-755-5100
www.naturemuseum.org/

Glencoe
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd
847-835-5440
www.chicagobotanic.org

Hanna City
Wildlife Prairie State Park
3826 N Taylor Rd
309-676-0998
www.wildlifeprairiepark.org

Lisle
Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Rte 53
630-968-0074
www.mortonarb.org

Lombard
Lilacia Park
Lombard Park District
150 S Park Ave
630-620-5700
www.villageoflombard.org/218/Lombard-Park-DistrictLilacia-Park

Monticello
Allerton Park & Retreat Center
University of Illinois
515 Old Timber Rd
217-333-3287
www.allerton.illinois.edu/

Oak Park
Oak Park Conservatory
615 Garfield St
708-725-2400
www.pdop.org/parks-facilities/oak-park-conservatory/

Palos Heights
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanical Gardens
7402 W Lake Katherine Dr
708-998-3994
www.lakekatherine.org

Peoria
Luthy Botanical Garden
2520 N Prospect
309-686-3362
www.peoriaparks.org/luthy-botanical-garden/

Peoria Heights
Forest Park Nature Center
5809 Forest Park Dr
309-686-3360
www.peoriaparks.org/fpnc/

Rockford
Anderson Japanese Gardens
318 Spring Creek Rd
815-229-9390
www.andersongardens.org/

Rockford
Klehm Arboretum
2715 S Main St
815-965-8146
www.klehm.org

Rockford
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
1354 N 2nd St
815-987-8858
www.nicholasconservatory.com

Rock Island
Quad City Botanical Center
2525 4th Ave
309-794-0991
www.qcgardens.com

South Holland
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave
708-868-0606
http://fpdcc.com/nature-centers/sand-ridge-nature-center

Streator
Weber House and Garden
1503 N Baker St
815-672-8327
www.weberhouseandgarden.com

Wheaton
Cantigny Botanical Gardens
1S151 Winfield Rd
630-668-5161
www.cantigny.org
Please contact us three weeks in advance to have your Illinois garden/nature related events posted here.

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Revised:  October 23, 2017