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Special Event Group Visit Packages

Wonderland Express

Available November 29 – January 5, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Inside the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Regenstein Center, a 10,000-square-foot exhibition of miniature trains winds over bridges, under trestles, past waterfalls, and through more than 80 mini-replicas of Chicago's favorite landmarks.

This blend of artistic wizardry, fanciful design, magnificent horticulture, and of course, the whizzing, whistling miniature trains, provides all with a superb, pride-of-place Chicago holiday experience. Paul Busse, designer of the Model Railroad Garden, created this amazing exhibition exclusively for the Garden's holiday celebration. 

All basic tour packages include motor coach/bus admission, priority drop off, Wonderland Express admission, and 10 percent discount coupons to the Garden Shop.

Winter Petal Package

  • $15 per person
  • Includes Wonderland Express exhibit
  • Add an additional activity for $5 per person

Winter Garden Package

    • $35 per person
    • Includes Wonderland Express exhibit
    • Private dining area for one hour and lunch (upgrade to a hot lunch buffet for $5 per person)
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The Orchid Show

Available February 14 – March 15, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This remarkable floral show is designed to showcase more than 12,000 rare, unusual, and exotic plants from around the world in a seven-room display area. The Orchid Show, the largest show of its kind in the Chicago metropolitan area, provides an oasis of beauty and vibrant color during the height of winter. It will be the perfect escape for your group outing.

All tour packages include motor coach/bus admission, priority drop-off, Orchid Show exhibit admission, and ten percent discount coupons to the Garden Shop.

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Orchid General Package

  • $10 per adult
  • $8 per senior (62+)

Orchid Garden Package

  • $37 per person
  • Includes the Orchid Show exhibit
  • Private dining area for one hour and lunch (upgrade to the limited time orchid box lunch for $2 per person, or upgrade to the limited-time orchid hot breakfast or lunch for $5 per person)
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Orchid Hot Meal Garden Package

  • $42 per person
  • Includes the Orchid Show exhibit
  • Private dining area for one hour and hot breakfast or lunch buffet (upgrade to the limited time orchid boxed lunch for $2 per person, or upgrade to the limited-time orchid hot breakfast or lunch for $5 per person)
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Morning Music with the Orchids Package

  • $45 per person
  • Includes the Orchid Show exhibit
  • Concerts available Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 – 11 a.m.
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    to view the Morning Music with the Orchids schedule.
  • Designated concert seating area
  • Private dining area for one hour and hot breakfast buffet or lunch buffet
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Antiques, Garden & Design Show

Available April 17 – 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate spring at the Antiques, Garden & Design Show. Find inspiration for a renewed garden palette among display gardens and vendors selling exquisite vintage items and garden-related merchandise from around the United States and Europe. Absorb the valuable insight of design and entertaining experts at key lectures throughout the weekend.

All tour packages include motor coach/bus admission, priority drop-off, Antiques, Garden & Design Show admission, and ten percent discount coupons to the Garden Shop.

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Antiques, Garden & Design Show Petal Package

  • $16 per person
  • Includes the Antiques, Garden & Design Show exhibit
  • Add an additional activity for $5 per person

Antiques, Garden & Design Show Garden Package

  • $35 per person
  • Includes the Antiques, Garden & Design Show exhibit
  • Private dining area for one hour and lunch (upgrade to a hot lunch buffet for $5 per person)
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Specialty Tours (weekdays only and based on availability)

Demonstrations and Special Programs

(Based on availability, fees include $200 demo. Supplies and room quoted upon request.)

Herbal Spa Demonstration
Grilling with Herbs
Cooking with Herbs
Chef Demonstrations
Container Gardening
Bouquet and Wreath Arranging

American Craft Exposition

Available September 25 – 27, 2015
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday

The American Craft Exposition, one of the country’s premier fine craft shows, has moved to a new location at the Chicago Botanic Garden! Passionate about the arts? This one’s for you. In its 31st year, this highly competitive juried show and sale of fine crafts features handcrafted artwork and luxury collections from the country’s leading artists.

All tour packages include motor coach/bus admission, American Craft Exposition admission, and ten percent discount coupons to the Garden Shop.

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ACE Petal Package

  • $20 per person
  • Includes American Craft Exposition admission and parking

ACE Garden Package

  • $37.50 per person
  • Includes American Craft Exposition admission and parking
  • Private dining area for one hour and lunch (Upgrade to a hot lunch buffet for $5 per person)

 

Policies:

  • Group visit package prices do not include applicable sales tax
  • 15-guest minimum will apply
  • $50 nonrefundable deposit required for booking
  • All prices subject to change
  • Menu substitutions not available
  • Final guest count and payment due ten business days prior to visit
  • Cancellations must be made at least ten business days prior to visit