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Chicago Botanic Garden
  • The Chicago Botanic Garden, one of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, is a 385-acre living plant museum featuring 26 distinct gardens and four natural areas. With events programs and activities for all ages, the Garden is open every day of the year. Admission is free; select event fees apply. Parking is $25 per car; free for Garden members. Located at 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, IL, the Garden is smoke free. Opened to the public in 1972, the Garden is managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society, accredited by the American Association of Museums and a member of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA). The Chicago Botanic Garden is the 12th largest tourist attraction in Chicago and is the areas 7th largest cultural institution.
    Certifications / Ratings
    • LEED Certified Building:
    Facility Amenities
    • Box Lunches Available:
    • Group Breakfast Available:
    • Group Menu:
    General Facility Details
    • AAA Discount:
    • ADA Compliant:
    • Airport(s) Served: ORD
    • ATM Machine On-site:
    • Family-friendly:
    • Food On-site: Restaurant
    • Foreign-Language Tour: French, Spanish
    • Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to sunset
    • Military Discount:
    • Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate: 15
    • Number of Retail Stores: 1
    • Public Space Wi-Fi Available:
    • Restaurant(s) On-site:
    • Number of Restaurants On-site: 1
    • Self-Parking Available: On-site
    • Special Interest Tours Offered:
    • Student Group Friendly:
    Golf Facility Information
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    Location Information
    • Miles from Downtown: 23
    • Miles from McCormick Place: 29
    • Miles from Midway Airport: 27
    • Miles from Navy Pier: 24
    • Miles from O'Hare Airport: 19
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    Payment Method(s) Accepted
    • American Express:
    • Discover:
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    • Visa:
    Group Amenities
    • Average Visit/Tour Length: 3 hours
    • Group Capacity: 350
    • Minimum Group Number: 15
    • Motorcoach Parking: On-site
  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s):
    • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 300
    • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 400
    • Number of Meeting Rooms: 11
    • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment:
    • Outside Reception Space Available:
    • Private Meeting Space Available:
    Largest Meeting Room Details
    • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 300
    • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 400
    Facility Info
    • Largest Room: 500
    • Banquet Capacity: 500
    Meeting Rooms
    Alsdorf Auditorium
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 2400
    Burnstein Hall
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3360
    Fairchild
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1500
    Linnaeus
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1500
    McGinley Pavilion
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 6000
    Garden View Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1100
    Krehbiel Gallery
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 4446
    Nichols Hall
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3364
    Searle Courtyard
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 4200
    English Walled Garden
    Rose Terrace
    Rose Garden
    Buehler Enabling Garden
    Esplanade
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 6600
    O'Neil Plaza
    Waterfront Terrace