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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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Hours:
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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Great for anyone who loves nature

My daughter and I visited the garden for a Girl Scout event. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and the flowers inside are beautiful. A word of advice... Don't plan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Andrew P
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Lindenhurst, United States
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Lindenhurst, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I visited the garden for a Girl Scout event. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and the flowers inside are beautiful. A word of advice... Don't plan to be outside if you come in February. I would have been disappointed if I would have had to pay. Also the parking is $25 but I'm sure it's... More 

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Farivew, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It was a clear, sunny day so we took a Lyft ride to Glencoe to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This garden is created among islands in a lake and has many nice walking paths. When we visited the daffodils and tulips were in bloom. I imagine that May would be a good month so see the roses and many more... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed with entry fee and the parking fee, it was not worth at all. 'Spring's most anticipated' event was the worst thing I have ever visited. I am not antiques fan, so did not like it. Some junks collected and priced $1000+. $30 parking fee is not justifiable for this place.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I visit the garden at least three times a year, and it's a place that I frequently take visitors. My mom adores walking through the roses. There are many inside and outside places to enjoy, great gardening advice to be had from the experts and volunteers, and a list of classes to take. Many cyclists in the area ride through... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This fantastic botanic garden takes you out of this world! Upon recommendations from friends we decided to visit this place in June. Although this is not the best season to see blossoms, we absolutely loved this park nonetheless! Every garden is beautifully designed and well cared for. Our favorite part is the Japanese garden, so unique and authentic and it... More 

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arlington heights, IL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a must-see. We became members and so we have reciprocity at all the other gardens, and we use our reciprocity when we travel. There really are no more beautiful gardens anywhere. Also, there are concerts (included with admission) and many summer mornings and evenings. See their website for schedules. You pay for parking instead of admission, so fill... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to go and walk. They have changing exhibits and in the summer there are wonderful concerts outside. Many brides are seen being photographed here too. In the winter I go to the tropical indoor room and pretend I am in Hawaii. It helps when the cold has surrounded Chicago! I love to walk... More 

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Chugiak, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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