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Chicago Botanic Garden

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Address: 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone Number: 847 835 5440
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: A 385-acre complex of flora, footbridges and waterways.

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Chicago Botanic Garden

Visited during March so there really weren't many flowers to view outside. We had just missed the Orchid display, although there was still some artwork left over that we enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Lorton, Virginia
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Lorton, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Visited during March so there really weren't many flowers to view outside. We had just missed the Orchid display, although there was still some artwork left over that we enjoyed. The day was warm enough that we were able to walk most of the gardens outside, and we really enjoyed the Japanese exhibit. It was also just a great experience... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I was so impressed by this place when I encountered it 6 years ago that we became members, and have never regretted it. The gardens are maintained excellently year round, with seasonal exhibits and extras. These gardens are an outstanding example of landscaping and maintained grounds that are recommended visiting on almost any day of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We go several times every year to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Admission is completely free, but parking is expensive. You can ride your bike there on through the Forest Preserve and that is really fun. I love the English Walled Garden. They have free live music on certain evenings during the summer. The flowers and the grounds are amazing! It... More 

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a beautiful place that can be visited in all seasons. My daughter and I recently visited the Orchid Show, which was amazing. They had so many wonderful species of orchids, paintings of flowers, and reading material that was very uplifting to see even during winter season. Although the exhibition is finished, they do have lovely... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Imagine a blanket of pink and red tulips, followed by a lovely rock garden, huge vegetable garden, English garden and hilly, shady spots to sit and enjoy the sunshine. If you are near Chicago and have the time, it is great for all ages. The parking is expensive and you cannot picnic on the grounds themselves (there is an area... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Most people would not think to visit a botanic garden in winter, but Chicago's is worth the visit. They have a set of large green houses with tropical, desert and temperate climate zones. Seasonal plant shows are also a major attraction. The recent orchid show which ran from 14 Feb. to 15 Mar. was wonderful! It was also nice to... More 

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Columbia, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We have visited this lovely garden many times while staying with a friend in Chicago. In winter, there's an indoor miniature railway that travels through miniature city neighborhoods plus beautiful tree lights displays outside. In summer, you can wander through many different gardens including a rose garden, a Japanese garden, a water garden, a vegetable garden, all beautifully tended. A... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

When people think of our great and beautiful Windy City, few think about gardens. Sure, most people know about our great waterfront parks on Lake Michigan but up on the North Shore in the tony suburb of Glencoe is one of Chicago's greatest attractions. The Chicago Botanic Gardens. I have been to botanic gardens around the world...from Capetown to Sydney... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Visit the amazing Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden, along with its various related festivities. It is among the best orchid shows in the country and you will have the opportunity to see many amazing varieties of this beautiful flowering plant. Winter time at the Garden is filled with many interesting activities and shows that should not be missed.

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Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited the annual orchid exhibition. Beautiful and informative. My sister said was like a trip to the tropics without the airfare and hotel. A thorough, creative layout that left a visitor wanting to learn more about the genus and species. Really amazing stuff. And I'll never look at vanilla or a venus fly trap the same way. The rest... More 

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