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Winter at the Garden

Winter at the Garden
Winter at the Garden
Winter in the Greenhouses at the Garden
Winter Birding at the Garden
Winter at the Garden
Winter at the Garden
The Garden Cafe

Even in the cold there is plenty to do and see.

Experience the quiet beauty of winter at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Relax and unwind as you explore the simple pleasures of the winter landscape. Walk the quiet solitude of the Garden, then stop by the Greenhouses for a warmup and a burst of tropical color. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

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Winter Walks

The Garden View Café
Warm up with a gourmet coffee drink, or enjoy a fresh menu featuring local, sustainably produced, seasonal ingredients including breakfast, lunch, seasonal soups, weekly specials, brick-oven flatbreads, and options for children. Café hours vary with the season.

Winter Walks

Winter Walks
Celebrate the season, and enjoy the fresh air on a Garden walk, or check out our free, guided 40-minute winter woods walks in the McDonald Woods.

Winter in the Greenhouses

Greenhouses
Not a fan of the cold? Warm up, and explore the tropics, semitropics, and desert on a walk through the Greenhouses.

Birding in Winter

Birding
Grab your binoculars and camera, and seek the winter birds visiting the Garden. This winter, team up with us for the Bird the Preserves Big Year–a friendly birding competition among the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s many natural areas.