Sports Features in Wonderland Express

The new feature in Wonderland Express this year is The Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup. We’ve identified some of the natural materials that make up all four of the Chicago sports features in this video. When you visit, you’ll see eleven garden-scale trains travel past over 80 Chicago landmarks creatively made from materials you might find in your own backyard! Visit chicagobotanic.org/wonderland for tickets and information.

Planting Pointsettia Spheres for Wonderland Express

Go behind the scenes to see what it takes to put together the 10,000-square-foot Wonderland Express exhibition. Heather Sherwood, Senior Horticulturist, plants a six-foot poinsettia sphere to be displayed in the Temperate Greenhouse during the exhibition.

Wonderland Express Opens Friday!

The trains, buildings and snow in Wonderland Express — don’t miss experiencing it yourself in person!

Obama Homes Featured in Wonderland Express

Check out the three new features of the Wonderland Express exhibition surrounded with beautiful holiday plants! Watch for Michelle Obama’s childhood home, the Obama family’s Kenwood home and the Union Stockyard’s Old Stone Gate. Over 80 Chicago landmarks are featured in the exhibition. Learn more at chicagobotanic.org/wonderland.

Wonderland Express Holiday Wreaths

Many of the wreaths you see outside the Wonderland Express exhibition were designed by the Garden’s own horticulturists. We stopped by to watch them put together their wreaths for the display. See their completed wreaths as well as many wreaths designed by local florists and garden centers when the exhibition opens on November 27. To learn how to make your own, see our list of holiday decorating classes at chicagobotanic.org/school/holiday.