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Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

North Suburbs


1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe IL 60022

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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers. Every year, more than one million people visit the Garden’s 27 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection.

The Chicago Botanic Garden has 50,000 members—one of the largest memberships of any U.S. botanic garden. People of all ages, interests, and abilities participate in programs, take classes, and stroll the grounds year-round. Within the nine laboratories of the Garden’s Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, scientists and graduate students conduct a wide array of plant research. The Garden is one of only 17 public gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. Its Lenhardt Library contains 150,000 volumes—including one of the nation’s best collections of rare botanical books.

Group Amenities

Motorcoach Parking On-site

Average Visit/Tour Length 3 hours

Group Capacity 350

Minimum Group Number 15

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 15

Golf Nearby

Miles from O'Hare Airport 19.0

Miles from Midway Airport 27.0

Miles from Navy Pier 24.0

Miles from McCormick Place 29.0

Miles from Downtown 23.0




American Express





Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Restaurant(s) On-site

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking Available On-site

Food On-site Restaurant

Airport(s) Served ORD

Number of Retail Stores

Number of Restaurants On-site

Hours of Operation 8 a.m. to sunset


Military Discount

AAA Discount

Number of Meeting Rooms 11

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 400

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 300

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 400

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 300

Private Meeting Space Available

Group Menu

Group Breakfast Available

Box Lunches Available

LEED Certified Building

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