Opened in 1972, the Chicago Botanic Garden, as a living museum, seeks to stimulate and develop an appreciation and understanding of gardening, botany, and conservation. We accomplish this by developing and maintaining gardens, plant collections, education and research programs while providing a continuing aesthetic experience for all its visitors throughout the community. The Garden spans 385 acres and is visited annually by nearly 800,000 people. Twenty-three garden areas showcase the best plants for the Midwest displayed in a variety of beautiful settings. Three native habitat areas, including a woodland, prairie and river habitat, feature native and endangered flora of Illinois.
Address: 1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022