Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 40 years ago, and now features 385 acres with 27 gardens that have over 2.5 million plants ever-changing with the seasons. It is a constant attraction for those wanting to escape from the city, welcoming more than one million visitors annually. To experience the gardens fully, enter to win passes that include free parking in addition to admission for these exhibits:
- Bright Encounters Tram — an intimate 0.8 mile loop featuring multiple gardens including the Heritage Garden and Krasburg Rose Garden, while learning about the Garden’s science and conservation projects.
- Grand Tram — a longer, 2.3 mile loop with narration detailing the history of the Garden along with views of the 81 acres of water and highlights of the McDonald Woods and Japanese Garden.
- Model Railroad Garden — a 7,500 square foot garden with 18 trains on 1,600 feet of track, intricately handcrafted with natural materials. With more than 300 varieties of plants accompanying the exhibit with tiny people and animals, the garden is sure to entertain at any age.
- Butterflies & Blooms — a 2,800 square foot habitat of live butterflies immerses visitors in an enclosure with species from four different continents, promising encounters with up to 500 butterflies in one visit.
Two winners will be chosen. Each will receive five passes for the exhibits listed above and a parking pass.
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