Celebrate the warmer days outside by viewing more than one million blooms, unfurling throughout the season, during It’s Showtime: Spring 2021 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The first flush of spring is subtle—a tiny purple bud, a flutter of native bees, and then voilà—the season rolls out, in huge waves of color, scent, motion, and wonder.
Visitors will be able to take a break from staring at a screen and view a selection of spring superstar blooms, including a lawn filled with crocuses at Evening Island in April, sunny daffodils and vibrant tulips throughout the grounds from late April through May, and a cathedral of hundreds of fragrant flowering crabapples at the Lakeside Gardens starting in early May.
The Garden is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. now until April 1, and beginning April 1, will remain open until 7 p.m., giving visitors more time to fall in love with spring again. All visitors—including Garden members—must preregister for timed entry. Visit https://www.chicagobotanic.org/spring for more information and for updates on spring’s superstars.