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Welcome to the Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden has 385 acres of nature, beauty, and respite to discover. Try one of our seasonal walks, let your kids roll down the hills of the Nature Play Garden, or explore what’s in bloom. Plan ahead and get the best admission pricing or learn about our free admission opportunities

 
 
 
 

Plan Your Day

Make it a great visit to the Garden. See below for the perfect path, whether you are coming to stroll, find the gorgeous bird or flower, take photos, shop, eat, or just have fun with your family.

What's in bloom
What's in Bloom
Dining
Dining
Butterflies and Bloom
Butterflies & Bloom
 
Trams
Trams
Walking
Walking
Biking
Biking
 
Mobile app
Mobile app
Bingo
Bingo
Exhibitions
Exhibitions
 
Photography
Photography
Birding
Birding
Shop
Garden Shop
 

Attraction Hours

Rosa

Garden View Café 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Garden Shop 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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View Garden Closures

Read About Construction Projects

Upcoming Events

Rare Plants and Orchids in Watercolor

Botanical Arts Certificate

3 Wednesdays:
February 28 – March 13
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Beginning Watercolor

Beginning Watercolor: Online

6 Wednesdays:
January 10 – February 14 or
February 28 – April 3
9:30 a.m. – noon

Know Before You Go

Garden FAQs: See below for information about our policies, admission prices, transportation options, and more.