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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
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

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

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Coming here any season of the year is a delight. The plants change with the seasons thanks to an army of gardeners that I only see if I come early in the morning. I love the fruit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Toni R
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Wilmette, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not a flower/plant connoisseur, nor do I find horticulture particularly interesting, but I do enjoy biking up here and walk around. It is serene and if you are into plants they sure do have a lot of them. I have never eaten here, but I have been told the food is good. Maybe if I was more into horticulture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Coming here any season of the year is a delight. The plants change with the seasons thanks to an army of gardeners that I only see if I come early in the morning. I love the fruit and vegetable garden and the Japanese islands. But the whole Garden is wonderful and always a delight to visit.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Large and beautiful gardens of every variety. Very serene place to walk and visit. Amazing plants that thrive in this climate. Not the best Botanic Garden in the Northern hemisphere, but one of the best.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A botanical experience! Enjoy walking through the brick paved paths as you visit various themed gardens. For example, there's a Sensory Garden with plants at seat level for easy access to visitors in wheel-chairs. If you're a William Shakspeare fan, there's a garden showcasing plantings that are mentioned in his plays. All plantings are identified with labeling. Inside the building,... More 

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Weston, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Japanese Garden alone is worth the visit. But there are prairies and formal gardens also. Another favorite is the Enabling Garden for people of all abilities to see, hear, smell, touch, and access the plants and fountains.

Thank Heather C
Prospect Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Rode bikes on the most beautiful day to see a demonstration by a chef in the outdoor kitchen. I didn't know they offered this and found out they do quite often. Missed the one on what to do with harvest towards the end of season. The grounds are amazing and the bonsai exhibition was breathtaking!

Thank CJWJ323
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very AWE inspiring environment. The gardens and walking paths are an escape from the everyday. As you walk around and breathe the fresh aromatic air, it feels like a min-vacation. The indoor gardens are such an escape for me in the winter. Its warm and takes the winter chill out of my bones.

Thank Linda B
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Admission is free. Parking costs. However, arrive on your bike and you pay no fee. The North Branch Trail brings you to the Garden. Exhibits are well done and explained by signage. Educational and special events are described on their website. Their cafe offers comfort food. You would need a week to thoroughly explore the Garden.

Thank AmosRedux
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chicago Botanic Garden offers acres of trees, grasses, waterfalls, nature trails and even 3 Japanese islands to explore. It's a perfect place for families, students, seniors and lovers to explore. For serious gardeners there are presentations and classes as well as classes and garden walks for children of all,ages . In every season, Chicago is fortunate to have such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Officially open since September 10, the Campus is divided into four sections. The Nature Play Garden has teletubbie hills to roll down, a runnel to splash in, a tunnel to explore, and many other other outdoor features. The Learning Center has 12 indoor and 2 outdoor classrooms, an indoor beehive, and other educational exhibits -- lit to a great extent... More 

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