Summer at the Garden

Plan Your Visit

The Garden is open every day of the year; hours change seasonally.

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Admission is per person; buy your admission tickets in advance to get the best pricing and to ensure your preferred date and time, a parking fee is purchased separately. Members always receive free admission and parking.


With plan-ahead pricing, nonmembers can get the best pricing on per-person admission tickets by buying in advance. Preregister in advance for free admission days to ensure entry; parking fees apply for most nonmembers.

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Daily Parking Rates

Car $8
Van $30
Limo, bus or RV $65

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Know Before You Go

Note: Some gardens may be closed due to special events. The Garden follows all state and Cook County guidelines that are in place to mitigate COVID-19.

Please read about our commitment to Indigenous Communities. Here are some of the details about our construction projects.


Free Admission Days & Plan Ahead

Find out how you can benefit from plan-ahead pricing and admission opportunities like free admission days.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is committed to launch an Equitable Admissions Pilot.


Today's Hours


December 6, 2022

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Garden View Café

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Garden Shop

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hours change seasonally, and some garden areas close for private events throughout the summer. Please check the complete hours of operation and Garden closure schedule before your visit.

Today's Events