Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, March 30, 2020
Garden: Closed
Garden View Café: Closed
Garden Shop: Closed

The Chicago Botanic Garden is temporarily closed through April 30.

Temporary Closure

March 17 – April 30, 2020

The 385-acre Glencoe campus of the Garden is closed.

Garden Grounds Closed
Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks Closed
Garden View Café Closed
Garden Shop

Closed

 

Spring Hours

May 1 – June 7, 2020

Garden Grounds* 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily beginning May 1

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Plant Information Service

May 1 – June 7, Noon – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday
Closed holidays

Plant Information Hotline

May 1 – June 7
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays
Noon – 4 p.m. weekends

Lenhardt Library

Noon – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday
Also by appointment
Closed holidays

Garden View Café May 1 – June 1
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Garden Grille

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. select weekends in May
Weather permitting

Rose Terrace Beer Garden

Memorial Day weekend May 23
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weather permitting

TrueJuice at the Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Opens May 23
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends

Garden Shop

May 1 – June 1
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Grand Tram Tours TBD
Bright Encounters Tram Tours TBD
Walking Tours Begins June 8
Garden Shuttle

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sundays, May 10 – September 6

Runs from Glencoe Metra station to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Model Railroad Garden

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily starting May 10

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. starting May 23
Weather permitting
Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden Closed at 6 p.m.
Tool Shed Information Center Starting mid-May, open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday

 

Summer Hours

June 8 – September 7, 2020
Friday,  June 19, 2020, the Garden and services listed below will close at 3 p.m. for an event in support of the Garden’s science and educational programs.

Garden Grounds*

7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center

9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily (the building and rooftop garden is subject to early closing, contact the Information Desk for details)

Plant Information Service

Noon – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday
Closed holidays

Plant Information Hotline

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays
Noon – 4 p.m. weekends

Lenhardt Library

Noon – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday
Also by appointment
Closed holidays

Garden View Café

8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily (last order taken at 8:30 p.m.)

Garden Grille

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily (last order taken at 8:30 p.m.) weather permitting

Rose Terrace Beer Garden

11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday – Tuesday
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday – Friday
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday
weather permitting
The beer garden may close at 3 p.m. on select days for private events.

TrueJuice at the Fruit & Vegetable Garden

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends, in addition September 7

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Grand Tram Tours

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. daily, weather permitting

Complimentary Walking Tours

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday
Inquire at Information Desk for confirmed departure times.
Meets at the Crescent Garden, weather permitting

Garden Shuttle

Meets trains from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Sundays through September 6

Leaves the Chicago Botanic Garden 20 minutes before each northbound and southbound train scheduled to arrive at the Glencoe Metra Station.

Model Railroad Garden

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays from June 10 – September 2

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Weather permitting

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at 6 p.m. daily

Tool Shed Information Center

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday