Chicago Botanic Garden

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5 expert recommendations


Fodor's Tick Choice

Among the 26 different gardens here are the three-island Malott Japanese Garden, the 5-acre Evening Island, and the new Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Despite its name, the world-class Chicago Botanic Garden is 25 miles north of the city in the suburb of Glencoe. This 385-acre living preserve includes...a variety of botanical environments... Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

With 26 garden areas, more than a million individual plants of 7,000 different varieties and a host of bird life, the 385-acre preserve makes a lovely stop at any time of year. Full review →


Not For Tourists

385 acres of serene and lovely backdrops for wedding photos. Full review →



Located in the northern suburb of Glencoe about 20 miles outside Chicago, this sprawling park boasts 385 acres of landscaped hills, lakes, indoor and specialty gardens, and nature trails Full review →

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