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Circle Garden

Plan Your Visit

Traffic Alert and Garden Closures:

Travel suggestions: Approaching the Garden entrance from the east on Lake Cook Road can be faster; the members-only lane is on the left. Buy parking in advance. Valet parking is available on May 27 – 28.

Hours today

Today, May 26, 2018
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 is free for members of the Garden — become a member!

Buy Parking

Buy your parking in advance for faster entry.
$25 per car on weekdays; $30 per car on weekends and federal 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.

Valet parking will be available on Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at $10 per vehicle; $5 for seniors and those with disabilities. Regular parking fees apply for nonmembers. Valet parking is free for President's Circle members. Pick-up and drop-off in parking lot 1.

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).

Museums for All
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.

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


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

Getting Here


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.