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Opera in the Gardens

Enjoy an enchanting afternoon with a wonderful performance of the upcoming Opera season at the 15th annual Opera in the Gardens! General tickets are $45, premium tickets are $50. Premium tickets allow one free beverage at the bar. Tickets will be on sale online until…

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August 13 Music Under the Stars with Johnny V

Join us for Johnny V's acoustic show! Anything goes show! Feel free to call out some of your favorites that Johnny does! The show will have no boundaries, with music from the storytelling Harry Chapin to Pink Floyd, Jason Isbell, Peter Gabriel, John Prine, and…

July 31 A Cabaret Night

Enjoy showtunes from artists hailing from Dunes Summer Theatre and big-named performers from Chicago! Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets, although there will be chairs available for use. There will be a cash bar with wine and beer, too! Tickets are…

July 30 A Cabaret Night

Enjoy showtunes from artists hailing from Dunes Summer Theatre and big-named performers from Chicago! Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets, although there will be chairs available for use. There will be a cash bar with wine and beer, too! Tickets are…

Bug Safari

Interested in learning more about bugs? Join us for an afternoon of exploration of invertebrate life in various habitats of the Gardens from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 13th. Free admission!

Opening Day

Opening Day - Saturday, May 1st 9-5 p.m. Central Friendship Botanic Gardens opens to the public Saturday, May 1st at 9 a.m. Central. Explore our 3 miles of walking paths and hiking trails, have family fun in our ArcelorMittal Children's Garden and play area, work out along…