Get to the Garden
We’re all ready for spring. The flowers too. Until March 26th, the Chicago Botanic Garden hosts the orchid show. The lush purple blossoms will brighten any day. The biggest flower show of the year for the garden, the event examines how orchids have inspired popular culture (anyone see Adaptation?). Take home a few flowers yourself from the Orchid Marketplace to enliven your own living space. Inspired by the way that major fashion houses have used orchids, Garden designers have also created lush orchid “dresses” that adorn garden mannequins.
On Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout March, the Garden offers live music from 10 to 11 AM. From a flute circle to a jazz ensemble, performances that span multiple genres will contribute to your visual experience of the flowers.