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Chicago Botanic Garden

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Address: 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022-1169
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
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A 385-acre complex of flora, footbridges and waterways.

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$180*
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Chicago North Shore Half-Day Tour

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Beautiful day

Butterfly garden was beautiful. Staff were helpful. Food in dining area was delicious. Worth the drive and parking rate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Butterfly garden was beautiful. Staff were helpful. Food in dining area was delicious. Worth the drive and parking rate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No matter the season, this place is always beautiful. I especially love it in spring when trees and tulips are in bloom. So much to see! The Japanese garden, the rose garden, the water views, the "train!!!" Plants are labeled so gardeners can get ideas. A nice spot for lunch inside the grounds. Try to sit outside overlooking the water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an amazing garden. Whatever your taste, it will have something that will appeal. From the extensive Japanese Garden, to the English garden, heritage garden, rose garden, etc. etc., all are well done. The bonsai exhibit fills two courtyards and the trees are displayed beautifully. I understand they have so many they rotate what is on display so you can... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Would give 6 stars if possible !! The effort that they have taken to design and maintain this landmark should be truly appreciated. My favorite is the Japanese garden and the Rose garden !!

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Chicago Botanic Garden is heaven on earth. The surrounds are serene, the setting is full of life and color. Great place to walk, have a meal, take a class, spend some time photographing the surrounding. The best anytime of the year.

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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went today 8/21/16 and the weather was perfect. As there is a lot of walking and much of the gardens are outside-- though don't miss the greenhouses-- wear sensible shoes and bring sunglasses. There are guided walking tours and tram tours, both of which are very informative. At the main entrance you will find restrooms, a gift shop, and a... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This garden is over 500 acres and includes many ponds with overlooks. They have a number of different gardens including Heritage, Native, English Walled, Waterfall, and Japanese. It is a great place for people of all ages. There are bike paths and walking paths that circulate the garden itself. The admission is free, but there is a $30 parking fee... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow. We've visited twice and the gardens are absolutely outstanding. The grounds are immaculate and professionally kept and just so beautiful. Today we were fortunate to visit on the same day as the Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale and the displays of Bonsai plants were excellent. We will definitely return!

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Keswick, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Chicago Botanical Garden on Lake Cook road in Northern Cook County is an outstanding way to spend a day if you are interested in landscaping and gardening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's worth visiting! AMAZING! Lovely backgrounds for pictures. They keep it very clean and presantable. I don't know how they do it! With so many visitors! But it's definitely worth the walk!

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