Chicago Botanic Garden
Best Place to Take Visitors, Best Hike
Walk the prairies on Evening Island; stroll the annuals in the Circle Garden; hike the bridges in the Japanese Garden—it’s all good here.
The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world.
The Garden continues to strive to meet the lofty goals set more than a century ago. The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the country’s most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research.
The 385-acre Garden features 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes.