Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Destination of the Day: Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago-Glencoe, IL

Destination 2 in the series "What do May flowers bring?"

At 385 acres, there is plenty to explore at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  The modern gardens opened in 1972 in the northern Chicago suburb of Glencoe by the Chicago Horticultural Society.  The complex includes 24 display gardens, ponds, islands, visitor center with a gift shop and cafe style restaurant, and meeting space.  Still not enough for you?  Then make a point of attending one of the many free or low cost classes or presentations.  

For the CTer visiting Chicago, the gardens are only a short one mile walk from Metra-Union Pacific North Line (Kenosha) Braeside station.  Trains depart from the downtown Ogilvie Transportation Center.  

Sunday-Saturday: 8:00 am-Sunset

Walk-ins: Free (Note-practical only if you use public transit)
Car: $20
Senior Citizens on Tuesday: $7
Van: $25
Other: $60

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
(847) 835-5440

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