Chicago Botanic Garden

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    The Crescent Garden's concentric beds feature seasonally changing palettes of color and texture, including seasonal annuals, grasses, shrubs and small trees separated by pathways.

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    Puryear Point is high on a hill overlooking the Gardens of the Great Basin, with its ring of 200 crab apples lining the Lakeside Gardens.

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    The Sensory Garden celebrates the fragrances, sounds, colors, textures, and movement of plants.

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    Visit the Chicago Botanic Garden for a day of beauty and relaxation among the beautiful surroundings of trees and flowers.

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, IL 60022

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Phone: 847-835-5440

Apr - May  Daily 8am-Sunset Jun - Sep  Daily 7am-9pm

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Romantic Things to Do: Get lost meandering through any of the Chicago Botanic Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas that sit within nearly 400 acres of land and around nine islands. Located in a suburb about 25 miles north of Chicago, the gardens are well worth the drive. Visitors will be treated to recreated prairies, Japanese gardens, an English walled garden and giant topiaries. Afterward, grab lunch or take an ice cream break at the Garden Café and when the weather cooperates, you can enjoy the tastes of summer on the café decks. Self-guided tours featuring each season as well as nine secret spaces can be downloaded from the website in advance.

Gardens: Located in a suburb 25 miles from the city, these gardens are well worth the drive. See recreated prairies, Japanese gardens, and giant topiaries, along with more than 20 other gardens. An added attraction is the Bee Line, a glass case that features over 10,000 pollinating bees. Managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society, this 400-acre preserve is also home to lagoons, waterways, and various botanical environments.

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Local Expert Says:

Romantic Things to Do: "Admission is free but there is a parking fee."

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Chicago Botanic Garden features 26 gardens and four natural areas within nearly 400 acres of land and around nine islands.

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