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Chicago Botanic Garden

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Address: 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
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+1 847-835-5440
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

A 385-acre complex of flora, footbridges and waterways.

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Chicago Botanic Gardens

Admission is free but parking your car costs $20 for cook county residence . The grounds are beautiful and can easily fill a half day .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Admission is free but parking your car costs $20 for cook county residence . The grounds are beautiful and can easily fill a half day .

Thank Michael A
Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to visit in the dead of winter (even if winter hasn't been so bad). The orchid exhibit on now through the end of March has amazing colors, shapes, and scents. What a treat!

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to visit. A must see! The Japanese garden is huge there, and other gardening styles are featured there as well. One of the most amazing experiences for gardens and landscape lovers :)

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love gardens and the great thing about the Chicago Botanical Gardens is all the season's and plant/architectural displays you can see. It is especially great on a beautiful day.

Thank Renee S
Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a member for many years and visited with various family members who would come in to town. It has always been one of our favorite places to spend a leisurely afternoon. They also have a lovely little restaurant for a quick bite. The volunteers do a splendid job of planting and everyone that visits usually wants to stop... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Chicago Botanic Garden many times but the Orchid Show is spectacular. There are so many different types of orchids to see. The colors just vibrate. If the winter has got you down, you really should come and see the flowers.

Thank Lindalee S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably one of the most beautiful places in the midwest. 320 acres of interactive gardens, paths, learning and event center. Any given day you will find it filled with people and families of all ages and cultures. By yourself or with others this is wonderful place to clear you mind and take in the natures beauty. this place is fertile... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the perks of living in the North suburbs of Chicago is enjoying the amazing gardens at the Chicago Botanic Gardens which are located in Glencoe, Il. The Botanic Gardens are comprised of 26 unique gardens along with 4 natural areas. The Gardens are situated on 385 acres and include nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. Yep,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually make at least 6 visits to the garden each year. 4 of these are in the spring. I love wild flowers and the botanic garden has two different places you can view them. You can visit Turnbull woods or they have a small natural garden on the south side of the lake. The giant trilliums bloom around Mother's... More 

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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cold winters keep the visitors down, unfortunately the greenhouse is closed for orchid show prep,but still enough interesting things to see that make this place a must see,especially if you take pictures.

Thank duane w

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