Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Garden is Temporarily Closed

Based on recommendations from state and local public health officials to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Chicago Botanic Garden will remain closed through June 30. This includes the grounds, Visitor Center, and all buildings. All programs, events, and on-site classes have been canceled through that date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please read our temporary closure FAQs for additional information, including memberships.

Ticket holders and class participants: Please note that the following have been canceled:

  • Mother's Day Brunch
  • Camp CBG
  • Field trips
  • All other programs, on-site classes, and events scheduled through June 30

Thank you to all of our Garden friends who have purchased tickets to events or registered for classes as noted above. Our customer service team will work with you directly to make appropriate accommodations, including options for credit toward any future Garden purchases (including membership), donating your expenditure for a tax deduction, or refund. The Garden customer service team will be handling a significant number of inquiries, and calls to our customer service line may experience significant delays.

To expedite this process, please email with the following information by May 11:

  • Current order number (found at the top of your confirmation email)
  • Your name, phone, and email address
  • Message indicating which of the following options you prefer: I want a voucher/I want to donate/I want a refund

You will receive an email once your request has been processed; there may be a delay in receiving this email. If we do not hear from you by May 11, our customer service team will be in touch. We thank you for your patience.

We are committed to connecting people and nature. Take a look at our new online classes and other ways to celebrate the healing power and beauty of the natural world.

We look forward to the day we can welcome you back to our 385 acres of beauty, to the respite and hope that nature brings. Please stay well.