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.
Sun
31
Aug

Get close to nature while discovering where food comes from and how plants grow.

Children's Growing Garden Family Drop-In Activities
Sun
31
Aug

Join us for fun and hands-on aquatic and conservation-themed activities.

Kleinman Family Cove Family Drop-In Activities
Sun
31
Aug

Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater.

PHOTO: Garden Chef Series
Mon
1
Sep

Carillonneur Kimberly Schafer

PHOTO: Carillon Concert
Wed
3
Sep

Join farmers, food artisans, and makers of wine, beer, and spirits for a one-of-a-kind meal.

Farm Dinner
Fri
5
Sep

Members-only event. Join our expert Garden staff for an informative behind-the-scenes tour of our Production Greenhouses and Nursery.

Behind the Scenes
Sat
6
Sep

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for a free morning photo walk.

PHOTO: Monthly photo walk
Sat
6
Sep

Representatives from SavATree answer your tree questions in the Rose Garden. A tree walk follows at 1 p.m.

 Ask the Arborist
Sat
6
Sep

Join us for harvest themed activities every weekend in September at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden.

PHOTO: Drop-In Activities
Sat
6
Sep

Members-only event. Join our expert Garden staff for an informative behind-the-scenes tour of our Production Greenhouses and Nursery.

Behind the Scenes
Sat
6
Sep

Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater.

PHOTO: Garden Chef Series
Sat
6
Sep

Bring a picnic dinner and spend an evening at the Chicago Botanic Garden! Experience the Grunsfeld Children’s Growing Garden in the fall and see what happens in a garden at the end of the growing season.

Nature Nights: Harvest Hike