Saturday, October 17, 2015

Share the Love: Chicago Botanic Garden during Autumn

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." Ann of Green Gables

I second that. And I'm also so glad I live in a world where there is the Chicago Botanic Garden because it is an absolute gem.

Especially during October.

If you're like me and you cannot get enough of the autumnal beauty, simply don't let yourself miss visiting the garden before all the leaves are fully changed and falling.

I mean, just look!

If not for the pure beauty of seeing the changing landscape and enjoying the lovely October weather, here are some other reasons to get to garden before winter comes:

The Spooky Pooch Parade
Dress your pup in his finest costume and parade him around the garden with the rest of your pack at the Spooky Pooch Parade. This is a must-do for dog-loving families!

The Halloween Fest
Halloween Fest boasts a spooky forest complete with a decorated bat cave, a ghostly model railroad display and a plant and pumpkin giveaway -- perfect for enjoying the beauty of the garden while giving the kids a little Halloween fun!

Date Night!
Don't forget about you! Head off to the garden to enjoy a serene afternoon with your significant other. We've found that walking and talking while surrounded by the beauty of the garden is one of our favorite afternoons away!

Enjoy October, and stay tuned for an upcoming Secret Homeschooling post this Monday about doing some secret homeschooling at the CBG!

Full disclosure: Because I sincerely love the outdoors, nature and specifically the mission and efforts of the Chicago Botanic Garden, I have partnered with the garden to help spread the word about its events and features. Kindly, the garden provides me with a membership. 

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