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

Illinois Events:

March 19 - May 13:  Chicago.  Spring Flower Show, Garfield Park Conservatory,

March 19 - September 24:  Glencoe.  Big Blooms-Orchids, Chicago Botanic Garden,

March 20:  Glencoe.  Post-Orchid Show Plant Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden, 

March 20:  Glencoe.  Growing a Cook's Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden, 

March 22:  Lisle.  Plants for Spring, Morton Arboretum, 

March 24:  Campton Hills.  Animal Domestication, Garfield Farm,

March 24 - December 29:  Chicago.  Bring your plant questions to the University of Illinois Plant Clinic each Saturday, Garfield Park Conservatory,

March 24 - December 29:  Chicago.  Composting Demo, Saturdays except holiday weekends, Garfield Park Conservatory,

March 24:  Glencoe.  Fruit Trees for the Beginner, Chicago Botanic Garden,

March 24:  Glencoe.  Pizza Party, Chicago Botanic Garden,

March 24 - 25:  Glencoe.  Northern Illinois Gesneriad Society Show & Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden,

March 24:  Lisle.  Applying Herbicides in Natural Areas, Morton Arboretum,

March 24:  Lisle.  Kid-Friendly Edible Gardening, Morton Arboretum,

March 24:  Rockford.  Basket Making Class, Klehm Arboretum,

March 24:  Winfield.  Fun with Succulents, container class, Planter's Palette,

March 25:  Chicago.  9th Annual Bee Forum: Honey Bee Nutrition, Garfield Park Conservatory,

March 25:  Glencoe.  Midwest Fruit Explorers Grafting Workshop, Chicago Botanic Garden,

March 30 - April 22:  Glencoe.  Nature in View, Chicago Botanic Garden,

March 31:  Glencoe.  Success with Trees and Shrubs, Chicago Botanic Garden, 

April 4 - May 23:  Glencoe.  Principles of Garden Design, 8 Wednesdays & 2 Saturdays, Chicago Botanic Garden,

April 7:  Chicago.  Beginning Beekeeping Class, Garfield Park Conservatory,

April 7:  Chicago.  Seed Starting, Gethsemane Garden Center,

April 7:  Crystal Lake.  McHenry County Gardenfest, presented by University of Illinois Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners and McHenry County College,

April 7:  Glencoe.  Spring Lawn Care for Homeowners, Chicago Botanic Garden,

April 7:  Glencoe.  Gumballs & Superballs, Chicago Botanic Garden,

April 7:  Lisle.  Healing Herbs, Morton Arboretum,

April 7:  Lisle.  Keep Your Garden Thriving All Season Long, Morton Arboretum,

April 7:  Winfield.  Create a Ceramic Container with a local artist, Marcy Kozlowski; Planter's Palette,

April 8:  Campton Hills.  Ginger Ale Making, Garfield Farm,

April 8:  Chicago.  Spring TreeKeepers Course begins, 8 classes, Washington Park Fieldhouse,

April 14:  Glencoe.  Brambles and Berries for the Beginner, Chicago Botanic Garden,

April 14:  Park Forest.  Let's talk basics - what's the difference between annual/perennial, or raised bed vs digging in the ground, Wetlands Discovery Center,

April 14:  Rockford.  Helping Birds, Butterflies and Pollinators in Your Own Backyard, Klehm Arboretum,

April 17:  Park Forest.  Know-Maintenance Gardening: The newest way to garden sustainably, Wetlands Discovery Center,

April 19:  Park Forest.  Rain Gardens, Wetlands Discovery Center,

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 pm, Garfield Park Conservatory,

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

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 N Forest Park Dr,

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 N Forest Park Dr,,

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 N Forest Park Dr, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from September through May, 7 pm, 

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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:

Miller Park Zoo
1020 S Morris Ave

Brookfield Zoo
8400 31st St
3300 Golf Rd

Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N Central Park Ave

John G Shedd Aquarium
1200 S Lake Shore Dr

Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 N Stockton Dr

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St

Lurie Garden
Millennium Park

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N Cannon Dr

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd

Hanna City
Wildlife Prairie State Park
3826 N Taylor Rd

Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Rte 53

Lilacia Park
Lombard Park District
150 S Park Ave

Allerton Park & Retreat Center
University of Illinois
515 Old Timber Rd

Oak Park
Oak Park Conservatory
615 Garfield St

Palos Heights
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanical Gardens
7402 W Lake Katherine Dr

Luthy Botanical Garden
2520 N Prospect

Peoria Heights
Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N Forest Park Dr

Anderson Japanese Gardens
318 Spring Creek Rd

Klehm Arboretum
2715 S Main St

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
1354 N 2nd St

Rock Island
Quad City Botanical Center
2525 4th Ave

South Holland
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave

Weber House and Garden
1503 Baker St

Cantigny Botanical Gardens
1S151 Winfield Rd
Please contact us three weeks in advance to have your Illinois garden/nature related events posted here.

This page is updated weekly.

Revised:  March 19, 2018