Upcoming Exhibitions


January 7–March 5, 2017
Stroll through an indoor garden inspired by the opulence of the Art Deco movement. Hundreds of orchid blooms and tropical plants are displayed in artful designs reflecting the global trends of the 1920s. 

In the Cardinal Health Gallery 
Chicago artist Stephen Eichhorn's delicate, hand-cut paper collages are on view. Quiet and poetic, Eichhorn’s work radiates a complex harmony between the natural and handmade world.

Exhibition-Related Progamming

Walk and Sip with Exhibiting Artist Stephen Eichhorn
Friday, March 3, 6–7:30pm

Stephen Eichhorn Collage Workshop
Saturday, March 4, 10am–12pm

Blooms & Butterflies

March 11–September 17, 2017
Hundreds of colorful butterflies take flight in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Newly emerged butterflies are released during educational presentations every day at 1 and 3pm. 

In the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse
Fairy Gardens
March 11–May 14, 2017

In the Cardinal Health Gallery
Works by Open Door Studio
March 11–May 14, 2017

In Botanica Gift Shop
The butterfly metamorphosis can be experienced at home, too, with native Painted Lady caterpillars available in Botanica Gift Shop. Once they have emerged, Painted Lady butterflies can be released outdoors to continue their life cycle.

Spring Color Showcase

April 2017
A delightful celebration of spring! An indoor display of spring blooms is on view in the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse through mid-May 2017. Outdoors, something new is blooming every day!