Summer at the Garden

Plan Your Visit

The Garden is open every day of the year; hours change seasonally.

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Admission is per person; buy your admission tickets in advance to get the best pricing and to ensure your preferred date and time, a parking fee is purchased separately. Members always receive free admission and parking.


With plan-ahead pricing, nonmembers can get the best pricing on per-person admission tickets by buying in advance. Preregister in advance for free admission days to ensure entry; parking fees apply for most nonmembers.

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Daily Parking Rates

Car $8
Van $30
Limo, bus or RV $65

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Know Before You Go

Note: Some gardens may be closed due to special events. The Garden follows all state and Cook County guidelines that are in place to mitigate COVID-19.

Please read about our commitment to Indigenous Communities. Here are some of the details about our construction projects.


Free Admission Days & Plan Ahead

Find out how you can benefit from plan-ahead pricing and admission opportunities like free admission days.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is committed to launch an Equitable Admissions Pilot.


Today's Hours


March 29, 2023

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Garden View Café

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Garden Shop

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hours change seasonally, and some garden areas close for private events throughout the summer. Please check the complete hours of operation and Garden closure schedule before your visit.

Upcoming Events

Post Orchid Show Plant Sale

Post-Orchid Show Plant Sale

March 30, 2023
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Purchase some of the orchids displayed in the exhibition at greatly reduced prices.

Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 9, 2023
Seatings at 9, 10, and 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m.

Kris Jarantoski Campus

Behind the Scenes: Greenhouse Tour

Members Only
Friday & Saturday
April 14 & 15, 2023
11 a.m. or 1 p.m.