Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 50 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers. Every year, more than one million people visit the Garden’s 28 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection.

Hours: Visit Website For Seasonal Hour
Admission: Free for Chicago Botanic Garden Members, see website for other rates

Location: 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
Public transportation: The Garden is located near the Braeside Metra train station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line. For a schedule of trains, contact Metra at (312) 836-7000 or
Phone: (847) 835-5440