Archives For June 2010

Club CBG at the Chicago Botanic Garden welcomes school-age children to come once a week for fun, hands-on, educational opportunities outside of school. Three six-week program sessions allow children in grades 2 – 5 to discover the Garden in fall, winter, and spring. They use scientific tools, plan and plant a garden, explore native habitats and more! Visit chicagobotanic.org/afterschool/clubcbg for more information.

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s plant breeder, Jim Ault, shows you how he hybridizes lilies in his backyard. You can learn more about lilies at the Wisconsin-Illinois Lily Society Show on July 10 and 11 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Visit chicagobotanic.org/plantshows for more information.

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Rose Garden could be America’s Best Rose Garden! Vote before July 1 at www.rose.org. Continue Reading…

Three cygnets were born recently at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Since this video was taken, they have left the nest and can be found swimming throughout the Garden’s lakes.

Dr. Jim Ault, plant breeder at the Chicago Botanic Garden, explains how he created four new Baptisia hybrids. Dr. Ault selects the most interesting plants from his breeding program and introduces them to the trade through Chicagoland Grows. Visit chicagolandgrows.org for more information on these hybrids and other plants Dr. Ault has created.