Visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden

Hours today

Today, August 30, 2014
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. (sunset 7:28 p.m.)
Garden View Café: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Please note: Due to the nice weather lines are longer than usual when entering the Garden. Members can use the left-hand (members only) lane. Approaching the entrance from the east on Lake Cook Road can make entry easier. Buy your parking in advance for faster entry.

Entrance in spring

Hours of Operation

Directions

Public Transportation

Admission
Admission is free. (No pets allowed, except for service animals.)

Member parking 
Parking is free for members of the Garden — become a member!

Parking Fees

Buy your parking in advance for faster entry.
$25
 per car (includes tax)
$10 for senior citizens on Tuesdays (includes tax)
$30 per van (includes tax)
$65 per limousine, minibus, bus & RV (includes tax)
Discounts apply for Cook County residents.
The Garden reserves the right to ask for proof of residency upon entry.

The Chicago Botanic Garden would like to thank our active duty U.S. military personnel and former POWs for their years of service. Please present your ID at the entry gatehouse for free parking (one car/van vehicle per entry). 

Parking fees are included in the preregistration fees for school groups.
Parking fees are not included for special events.

PHOTO: Vehicle charging station.A free electric vehicle charging station is available at the rear of Parking Lot 1, and can accommodate 2 vehicles at a time. It is easily located with the ChargePoint app