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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|Venue name:||Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, IL|
1000 Lake-Cook Rd
|Opening hours:||Daily 8am–sunset|
|Transport:||Train:Union Pacific N to Braeside.|
|Price:||Free admission; parking per car $20, seniors on Tue $7, vans $25|
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Wonderland Express at Chicago Botanic Gardens
All aboard for the Botanic Garden's 10,000-square-foot indoor model train exhibit, which runs through 80 itty-bitty replicas of Chicago landmarks while fake snow falls throughout the venue. Outside, Christmas lights are strung throughout the gardens and...Friday November 23 2018 - Sunday January 6 2019
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The Botanic Gardens is a must for any one! It's a brilliantly curated landscape with different gardens based off a variety of landscapes and terrains. Their Aquatic Garden & Englished Walled garden are my personal favorites. Whether you're looking to see some stellar plant varieties or just want to stroll in nature, this is the place to go!