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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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Beautiful, amazing gem!

This 385 acres of living plant museum is spectacular. Made up of nine theme islands with 26 gardens all surrounded by four natural habitats. You admission allows you to take a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This 385 acres of living plant museum is spectacular. Made up of nine theme islands with 26 gardens all surrounded by four natural habitats. You admission allows you to take a gentle stroll through the groomed gardens. Stay a hour or all day. Previous reviews commented on the cost. Entrance is free, the parking will be the only cost. A... More 

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Indiana
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I've been here for both business and pleasure. It's a beautiful attraction to visit in the warm summer months. Throughout the year, they have various programs and exhibits... so keep an eye on their website. If you're visiting in the winter, take your camera and capture the long winter shadows of the Japanese Garden.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful grounds and a wonderful way to spend a day or a few hours. They have a lovely cafe and eatery there. You can ride on trams or buy foot, either are lovely!

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Woodbury, Connecticut
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Grounds are amazing, a must see. Especially liked the English garden, roses, and café. Nice shop too.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of the best US Botanical Gardens. Gorgeous planting, lovely lagoons and waterfalls. There is a shuttle that gives you an overview, but it is best seen on foot. The cafe is lovely with outdoor dining on nice days, There is a gift shop next to the cafe. We go there weekly.

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Vivian, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Don't miss this garden. We could have spent two days here. It is large, so you won't be able to cover the grounds in only an afternoon. So much to see!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a wonderful place to spend the day. We went on a Tuesday afternoon and it was fairly quiet. The plants all have name labels and are set out in various areass. Really lovely.

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Wheeling, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

These lovely gardens are so beautiful and relaxing. My favorites are the English Walled Garden, the Japanese Gardens, and the Songbird area by the carillon. The miniature train garden with famous Chicago and National Park sites is fun and the Butterfly House is beautiful.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Chicago Bonatic Garden is certainly worth the trip if you are visiting the area. If you do not have a car you can take the "L" to Davis Street (Purple Line) and the 213 bus which will leave you off across the street from the entrance. Parking is about $20, but the entire park is free. There are many... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

gorgeous spot. a wonderful place to spend the day. quiet and peaceful. good food and a nice place to sit and eat and admire the beauty.

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Additional Information about Chicago Botanic Garden

Address: 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone Number: 847 835 5440
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glencoe
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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