Chicago Botanic Garden

Botanical Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd (btwn Green Bay Rd & Skokie Hwy), Glencoe, IL 60022, United States
Open until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–6:00 PM

The 385-acre Garden features 24 display gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and conservation of the natural world.


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  • On Fodor's Travel's Top 20 Free Things to Do in Chicago
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    Chad C.
    "The Japanese gardens are beautiful any time of year."(14 Tips)
    Andrea S.
    "Check out the Wonderland Express model train for Christmas!"(3 Tips)
    "Bloomin’ Festival this weekend and bring home some blooms"(2 Tips)
    Fodor's Travel
    "four natural areas spread across 385 acres and nine islands."(2 Tips)
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  • David W.

    This place is absolutely beautiful.

    David Weathersby · October 15
  • Lisa V.

    I love the Japanese area

    Lisa Veach · October 13
  • Jonathan F.

    The Japanese garden is one of the most beautiful in the entire complex, especially Horaijima, which you can only appreciate from a distance.

    Jonathan Ferrera · September 8
  • Cherry K.

    Its free entrance. But you have to pay for parking. We paid 25$

    Cherry Kabigting · September 1
  • Bob D.

    They provide overflow parking for the Ravinia Music Festival.

    Bob DeGraff · August 29
  • Matthew P.

    See the Corpse Flower Bloom!

    Matthew Payne · August 29
  • Fodor's Travel

    Free year-round, the Chicago Botanic Garden is home to 26 gardens and four natural areas spread across 385 acres and nine islands.

    Fodor's Travel · August 21
  • Leila M.

    Bonsai Trees are now on display, and the Corpse plant is about to blossom in the next few days!

    Leila Mustafa · August 16
  • Wael J.

    Can't think of a better place to spend with my family.

    Wael Jari · July 3
  • Kristy P.

    This place makes you feel like you've escaped into a far away. It's the hidden gen of Illinois. If you've never been definitely go in summer on Tuesday nights when there's a live band. BYOF

    Kristy Podlasek · June 22
  • Alex G.

    Greatness. Go volunteer here if you are a science student!

    Alex Grunberg · May 27
  • Clive M.

    Everything is good here.

    Clive M · April 29
  • Chad C.

    The Japanese gardens are beautiful any time of year.

    Chad Curry · March 14
  • Alan D.

    Rose Garden and Water Fountain

    Alan D'Alba · December 2, 2014
  • John A.

    Lovely breakfast spot!

    John Aren · October 25, 2014
  • Iolantik S.

    Absolutely great place to hang at any season. For cook county residents parking cost is just 20$

    Iolantik Snet · October 14, 2014
  • David S.

    For train fans like Gad, the model Railroad Garden is hours ,literally hours of enjoyment. Bring your coffee.

    David S · September 28, 2014
  • Bobby K.

    Gorgeous. Don't miss the Japanese gardens.

    Bobby Kennedy · September 16, 2014
  • Sara

    Always beautiful. Free wheelchairs at the front desk if you need one. There's a mile-long paved trail/bike path/walking path along the road by the science center.

    Sara · September 13, 2014
  • Mehul S.

    Lots of rotating and permanent exhibits, including a great model train one. Huge space, can easily spend a whole day walking around and taking in the views. Our regular spot for mother's day.

    Mehul Sheth · September 11, 2014
  • Harriet B.

    Go on a sunny day :)

    Harriet B · September 4, 2014
  • Laura M.

    Beauty knowing. Sweet butterflies, too.

    Laura Maaske · August 20, 2014
  • Denis

    Amazing place!!Beautiful nature and very quiet!Walk ,walk and enjoy)))

    Denis · August 19, 2014
  • Frank B.

    Awesome! !!

    Frank Barrett · August 15, 2014
  • Rob N.

    Nice relaxing place to take a walk

    Rob N · August 7, 2014
  • J. F.

    The model train exhibit is very cool.

    J. Finch · July 30, 2014
  • Sharon M.

    I love working here and it's like I'm in another world. It's so peaceful at I work Graveyard Shift.

    Sharon May · July 13, 2014
  • Anita G.

    Love this place!

    Anita Garces · July 8, 2014
  • Desarae W.

    Don't miss the Japanese Garden...beautiful

    Desarae Wechter · July 5, 2014
  • Rebecca K.

    This year they are featuring hostas. Hostas are already all over the place in Peoria. But they have some of the biggest I've ever seen.

    Rebecca Knight · June 22, 2014
  • Zowee

    Very beautiful recluse from the city

    Zowee · May 2, 2014
  • Liz

    Spring has arrived!

    Liz · April 23, 2014
  • Iva C.

    Orchid show

    Iva Crvak · March 13, 2014
  • Fernando V.

    A really nice place to visit. I spent only a few hour but I could of spent the while day walking around. Fruit and veggy island is the best part

    Fernando Villalpando · March 10, 2014
  • Angel B.

    I don't know when it's more beautiful in the spring or in the winner

    Angel Barns · December 17, 2013
  • Hunter B.

    This was terrific Xmas event and the trains look incredible!!!

    Hunter Banks · December 15, 2013
  • Killian S.

    Ride your bike and then you don't have to pay for parking. There are plenty of bike racks by the visitors center.

    Killian Skaronea · November 25, 2013
  • Jeff C.

    The Levin experimental garden is cool

    Jeff Carter · October 13, 2013
  • Liam U.

    Beautiful place!! HUGE!! Make sure to get there early and with plenty food and drinks. Spend the whole day there. Spring is amazing. Lot of the fruit trees start blossoming. They're in cool forms too!

    Liam Unger · September 15, 2013
  • Laura L.

    farmers' market has very few farmers...and with the market happening on the esplanade it's hard to get a good selection or do any serious shopping

    Laura Lerner · September 15, 2013
  • Ewa K.

    Absolutely amazing! Bring a camera because you will be amazed at how much beauty you will want to keep. Perfect place to relax and get some fresh air. We will go again soon!

    Ewa Kowalczyk · September 9, 2013
  • Suli C.

    Get membership if you're going to be a regular, or you'll be paying for $20 for parking every time.

    Suli Chong · August 30, 2013
  • Heidi M.

    Becoming a member is well worth it! You can bypass all the long lines at the entrance and go as often as you like. You can also enjoy membership discounts in the gift shop.

    Heidi Mayer · August 29, 2013
  • J. Christian B.

    Become a member and breeze through to the members only car lane.

    J. Christian Bernabe · August 17, 2013
  • Tricia L.

    Admission is free! You just have to pay for parking.

    Tricia Lee · August 11, 2013
  • Grape A.

    It's free! Parking is $25.00 but it is a beautiful place. Good walking paths and a bike path.

    Grape Adler · August 10, 2013
  • Maggie M.

    Having a picnic 💋

    Maggie Manderson · June 16, 2013
  • Yuri T.

    Great place of peace and serenity :)

    Yuri Tkachenko · May 12, 2013
  • Mauricio P.

    Amazing. A must see. Take the garden motor tour and check out the giant waterfall.

    Mauricio P · April 29, 2013
  • JJ's L.

    Chicago Botanic Garden is disability aware, accessible and respectful of people with disabilities, check out!

    JJ's List · April 12, 2013

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