Situated on 155 hectares (385 acres) and spanning nine islands, Chicago Botanic Garden has a reputation as one of the world's top plant conservatories and living museums. The garden boasts an impressive 26 themed gardens including the aquatic garden, the bulb garden, the waterfall garden, the renowned bonsai collection, and four natural habitats. Wander the grounds on foot, or catch a 35-minute guided tram tour departing from the visitor center. Because the garden is also a haven for various species of native birds, it's a popular spot for bird watching. The Garden View Cafe on property provides sustainably sourced snacks. The garden hosts many special events throughout the year, so be sure to check the website's calendar prior to your visit. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Glencoe holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Chicago Botanic Garden and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Chicago Botanic Garden reviews
What a nice day during the COVID situation. Reminded me of being on vacation. Reserving a check in time was very simple online. Check in process very simple. Was so nice with the limited people... more »
Currently the Garden is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by online pre-registration only. You must choose a date and time and enter within the hour-long time frame on your ticket. You can stay as... more »
Really beautiful place. Amazing to see and have an idea of huge number of plants of various kids surrounded by water. Family friendly and there are many activities for kids. The eating area is well maintained and have limited, yet good food selection. So packing your lunch might be a good idea. No entry fees but you will be paying $30 for parking, in case coming via your car. It is a big place so be prepared for long walks.
Beautifully maintained, scenery view, well maintained, This beautiful park contains a formal rose garden, a woodland garden, a Japanese inspired garden, and a brook garden. A whimsical railroad garden runs through a miniature town. A path leads visitors around serene Swan Lake over a charming bridge that would be at home in Monet’s garden. The beautiful gazebo is the perfect place to sit for a spell and watch the wildlife like the kingfishers and blue herons that call the pond home. Bluebird boxes dot the space and provide nesting opportunity. best park in Chicago.
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