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.
This place is absolutely beautiful.
I love the Japanese area
The Japanese garden is one of the most beautiful in the entire complex, especially Horaijima, which you can only appreciate from a distance.
Its free entrance. But you have to pay for parking. We paid 25$
They provide overflow parking for the Ravinia Music Festival.
See the Corpse Flower Bloom!
Free year-round, the Chicago Botanic Garden is home to 26 gardens and four natural areas spread across 385 acres and nine islands.
Bonsai Trees are now on display, and the Corpse plant is about to blossom in the next few days!
Can't think of a better place to spend with my family.
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
Greatness. Go volunteer here if you are a science student!
Everything is good here.
The Japanese gardens are beautiful any time of year.
Rose Garden and Water Fountain
Lovely breakfast spot!
Absolutely great place to hang at any season. For cook county residents parking cost is just 20$
For train fans like Gad, the model Railroad Garden is hours ,literally hours of enjoyment. Bring your coffee.
Gorgeous. Don't miss the Japanese gardens.
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.
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.
Go on a sunny day :)
Beauty knowing. Sweet butterflies, too.
Amazing place!!Beautiful nature and very quiet!Walk ,walk and enjoy)))
Nice relaxing place to take a walk
The model train exhibit is very cool.
I love working here and it's like I'm in another world. It's so peaceful at night...as I work Graveyard Shift.
Love this place!
Don't miss the Japanese Garden...beautiful
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.
Very beautiful recluse from the city
Spring has arrived!
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
I don't know when it's more beautiful in the spring or in the winner
This was terrific Xmas event and the trains look incredible!!!
Ride your bike and then you don't have to pay for parking. There are plenty of bike racks by the visitors center.
The Levin experimental garden is cool
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!
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
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!
Get membership if you're going to be a regular, or you'll be paying for $20 for parking every time.
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.
Become a member and breeze through to the members only car lane.
Admission is free! You just have to pay for parking.
It's free! Parking is $25.00 but it is a beautiful place. Good walking paths and a bike path.
Having a picnic 💋
Great place of peace and serenity :)
Amazing. A must see. Take the garden motor tour and check out the giant waterfall.
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