Last call for the Orchid Show this weekend! Catch the Orchid Show before it closes and unwind with beer, wine, and specialty cocktails at a cash bar 4-7 p.m. tonight and Saturday night. Don’t miss this chance to raise a glass to 10,000 brilliantly beautiful orchids in bloom. [ Chgobg.org Link ]
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Good morning, world! Horticulturist Tom Weaver captured this spring sunrise over the Japanese Garden this morning. Hope your day is as magic as this #magichour. #itsamazingoutthere
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Spend Happy Hour at the Orchid Show—enjoy extended hours for final days. Join us 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23 – Saturday, March 25 and unwind with beer, wine, and specialty cocktails at a cash bar. Show closes Sunday, March 26. [ Chgobg.org Link ]
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Got plans this week? How about a chill date in your local tropics? It's your final week to come stroll the Orchid Show, closing March 26. Our special offer saves you more than 30% on parking & tickets for two. [ Chgobg.org Link ]
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Happy Spring, everyone. Last week's snow is melting, and Iris reticulata 'Harmony' is blooming under the birches outside the Regenstein School this morning. #firstdayofspring #mondaymotivation
Showing our green this #StPatricksDay from the #CBGOrchidShow with Dendrobium 'Pongton Green' and Grammatocymbidium Memoria Nathan Newman 'NN'. Find more green in our greenhouses—[ Chgobg.org Link ]
This orchid was born to dance. See Orchids in Vogue before it disappears on March 26. [ Chgobg.org Link ] #CBGOrchidShow (**Audio on if you want to dance along.**)
Only 13 days left to vote for us! We’re among the finalists on USA Today’s Best Botanical Gardens list and need your vote to be named Best Botanical Garden in the country.

Vote once a day until the polls close on Monday, March 27, at 11 a.m. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 31. [ Chgobg.org Link ]

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Happy #PiDay! Gardeners around the world use math every day to plot beauty and plan harvests. Thank you, Archimedes. #piday2017 #pi #math #STEM #gardenmath
We've got snow today, too. Bring a hat and mittens for your walk!
It's time to "Spring forward"—don't forget to set your clocks forward this evening for Daylight Savings Time.
BLOOM UPDATE: Despite a bit of chill, we've got more #Spring in our step: Iris reticulata 'J.S. Dijt' is blooming in the Bulb Garden. Find more dwarf irises (including Iris histrioides 'George' and Iris reticulata 'Harmony') blooming in clumps around the grounds. #whatsinbloom
See two orchid shows in one this weekend—don't miss the Illinois Orchid Society show this weekend in addition to our own Orchid Show! Members will be happy to give you advice on your own orchids. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Home to Cattleya coccinea, Brazil has one of the highest diversities of orchid species in the world. Visit the Illinois Orchid Society show March 11-12 to learn more about Cattleya cultivation.

Celebrating Brazilian Orchids: Cattleya coccinea and relatives

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BLOOM UPDATE: Viburnum farreri 'Candidissimum' is in bloom outside the Bulb Garden. Log your local blooms on [ Budburst.org Link ]. #whatsinbloom
Spring marches on—crocus are just beginning to appear in the Home Landscape and Heritage Gardens. Find Cornelian cherry (cornus mas) in bloom on the path along Parking Lot 1 and elsewhere on the grounds. #spring #whatsinbloom
A solitary Wollemia pine has surprised horticulturists at the Chicago Botanic Garden with a burst of promising male and female cones.

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Roll Out the Green Carpet: A Star Is Born in the Greenhouse

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We’re among the finalists on USA Today’s Best Botanical Gardens list and need your vote to be named Best Botanical Garden in the country. The finalists were chosen by experts for their stunning, visitor-friendly collections and work in promoting and conserving plant diversity.

Vote once a day until the polls close on Monday, March 27, at 11 a.m. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 31.
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