Autumn at The Botanic Gardens
The Chicago Botanic Gardens is one of my favorite places in Chicagoland. Actually located in Glencoe, Illinois, it offers year-round beauty and events. This autumn, take a trip to the gardens for pumpkins and more.
More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at our Halloween event. Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns takes advantage of the Garden's glorious fall setting, and features only real pumpkins. It's an unforgettable experience.
October 16-20 and October October 23-27
Purchase drinks and snacks such as spiked cider and ale on the Esplanade before you head onto the path. Along the path, stop over at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden for more hearty seasonal fare and drinks.