May at the Garden

Plan Your Visit

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

Note: The Garden will close at 3 p.m. Friday, June 17, for an event in support of the Garden.

Admission is per person; buy your admission tickets in advance to get the best pricing and to ensure your preferred date and time. 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. Your admission fee includes seasonal attractions such as Butterflies & Blooms for free, starting in spring.

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


Code of Conduct

Learn More & Save

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

Plan Ahead Pricing

Free Admission Days


Today's Hours


May 27, 2022

8 a.m. - 7 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 closure schedule before your visit.

Today's Events

Bingo Cards
Pick up a bingo card at the Information Desk in the Visitor Center.

Take a Walk
Get outside and take walk in a winter wonderland.

What's in Bloom
Find out what's blooming and where to find your favorite plants.