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Circle Garden

Plan Your Visit

Garden Closures:

Because of the expected high heat index, the outdoor Garden Grille, Rose Terrace Beer Garden, and TrueJuice will be closed July 18 – 20. The Garden View Café will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. with Grille menu items available from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Thank you for your understanding.

The Rose Terrace will close at 2:30 p.m. Butterflies & Blooms and the Model Railroad Garden will close at 3 p.m. on July 19.

Hours today

Today, July 19, 2019
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Garden View Café: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10 a.m. – 9 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. $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.

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 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.