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Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, IL

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Chicago Botanic Garden
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Everything you need to know about visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake-Cook Rd, Glencoe IL 60022)

Located in Glencoe, IL, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a flower haven for city dwellers and suburbanites alike. Stroll through dozens of wildly different landscapes, including areas devoted to aquatic flowers, fruits and veggies, roses, prairie plants and woodland vegetation.

Plan your visit

Admission to the Chicago Botanic Garden is free, and you can explore the grounds via foot or tram. Considering that the garden's permanent plant collection spans nearly 285 acres with more than 2.6 million plants, there's a lot to see. Cruise through the Bonsai Collection, the Aquatic Garden, Evening Island, greenhouses and more.

Sales, events and more

Throughout the year, the Chicago Botanic Garden hosts family-friendly events and sales for horticulture enthusiasts. The kids will love learning gardening basics over a picnic dinner, and adults will fawn over the one-of-a-kind sales on succulents, orchids, fruits and dried flower arrangements.

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1000 Lake-Cook Rd
Train:Union Pacific N to Braeside.
Free admission; parking per car $20, seniors on Tue $7, vans $25
Opening hours:
Daily 8am–sunset
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