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.

Certifications / Ratings

LEED Certified Building

Box Lunches Available

Group Breakfast Available

Group Menu

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 300

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 400

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 300

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 400

Number of Meeting Rooms 11

AAA Discount

Military Discount


Hours of Operation 8 a.m. to sunset

Number of Restaurants On-site

Number of Retail Stores

ADA Compliant

ATM Machine On-site

Restaurant(s) On-site

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Special Interest Tours Offered

Student Group Friendly





American Express




Miles from Downtown 23.0

Miles from McCormick Place 29.0

Miles from Navy Pier 24.0

Miles from Midway Airport 27.0

Miles from O'Hare Airport 19.0

Golf Nearby

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 15

Minimum Group Number 15

Group Capacity 350

Average Visit/Tour Length 3 hours

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