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Circle Garden
Lakeside

Plan Your Visit

Traffic Alert and Garden Closures:

Dundee Road Closure through October 31, 2019: Dundee Road is closed to traffic between Waukegan Road and Skokie Boulevard. Traffic is detoured to Lake Cook Road via Waukegan Road and Skokie Boulevard.

Hours today

Today, May 21, 2019
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Garden View Café: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All Hours of Operation

Parking

Parking is free for members of the Garden — become a member!

Buy Parking

Buy your parking in advance for faster entry.
$25 per car. $30 per car weekends and holidays (includes tax)
$10 for senior citizens on Tuesdays (age 62+, includes tax)
$30 per van (includes tax)
$65 per limousine, minibus, bus & RV (includes tax)
Discounts apply for Cook County residents. The Garden reserves the right to ask for proof of residency upon entry.

The Garden would like to thank our active duty U.S. military personnel and/or their families, reservists, and former POWs for their years of service. Please present your ID at the entry gatehouse for free parking (one car/van vehicle per entry).

Parking fees are included in the preregistration fees for school groups. Parking fees are not included for special events.

Hop on the Bus
Planning a trip to Chicago this June? Don’t miss your chance to check two must-see attractions off your list with the Inspire and Reflect Bus Tour! Hop on the bus in downtown Chicago and spend the day at Illinois Holocaust Museum and Chicago Botanic Garden. Learn more and reserve your spot today: https://bit.ly/2vGebRd 

Museums for All and CPL Museum Passes
As part of the Museums for All program, any visitor with a state-issued EBT card (known as a LINK card) is eligible for a reduced parking fee rate of $10 per passenger vehicle. Must show valid EBT card upon entry. One card per vehicle.

The Chicago Public Library offers Kids' Museum Passports to a number of public institutions, including the Chicago Botanic Garden. To learn about the program, visit the CPL Bibliocommons.

Admission

Admission is free. (No pets allowed, except for service animals.)

Getting Here

Directions

Public Transportation

A free electric vehicle charging station is available at the rear of parking lot 1, and can accommodate two vehicles at a time. It is easily located with the ChargePoint app.