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Chicago Botanic Garden

Located at 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois, USA, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre living plant museum situated on nine islands featuring 23 display gardens surrounded by lakes, as well as a prairie and woodlands. There are many gardens inside the main campus. The Waterfall Garden is one of the best with a set of cascading waterfalls flowing down a hill with beautiful plants and flowers. The Bonsai collection is very interesting and a must see. The other gardens include the Fruit and Vegetable Garden, the Aquatic Garden, the Rose Garden and the Sensory Garden among others. A full day isn't enough to cover all the gardens thus the importance of the membership.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is also one of the United States most visited public gardens and a center for learning and scientific research. Joseph Regenstein, Jr., School of the Chicago Botanic Garden is a top school and offers a Ph.D program and several Masters programs. There are also beginner and advanced courses for everyone interested in botany.

The Garden is open every day of the year, except December 25th. Admission is free though parking is $15 for non-members. Membership is definitely worth it as an individual membership costs only $65 and there are enough events, plant giveaways, and courses to keep you using that membership through the year.

During the winter, the Wonderland Express is a must see. Famous Chicago landmarks are redesigned by Paul Busse using only plants and seeds.
Chicago Botanic Garden - Japanese Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden - Japanese Garden
Japanese Garden, panorama, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Japanese Garden, panorama, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Chicago Botanical Garden from the ZigZag Bridge
Chicago Botanical Garden from the ZigZag Bridge
Japanese Garden
Japanese Garden
Sunset, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Sunset, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
Sunset, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Sunset, Chicago Botanic Gardens
A view from Japanese garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
A view from Japanese garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
Water Lillies, Monet photo, Chicago Botanic Garden
Water Lillies, Monet photo, Chicago Botanic Garden
Carolus Linnaeus by Robert Berks
Carolus Linnaeus by Robert Berks
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
The main fountain at the Chicago Botanical gardens
The main fountain at the Chicago Botanical gardens
Cascading Waterfall Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
Cascading Waterfall Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
At the bottom of the waterfall garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
At the bottom of the waterfall garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
Waterfalls from the Japanese Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
Waterfalls from the Japanese Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
Waterfall garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
Waterfall garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
Waterfall in soft light, Chicago Botanical Garden
Waterfall in soft light, Chicago Botanical Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden - Waterfall garden
Chicago Botanic Garden - Waterfall garden
Water in its most jumpy form, Chicago Botanical Garden
Water in its most jumpy form, Chicago Botanical Garden
Fountain in the Rose Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
Fountain in the Rose Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
A perfect setting for a wedding, Rose Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
A perfect setting for a wedding, Rose Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
Historic gardens - Chateau de Groussay, France
Historic gardens - Chateau de Groussay, France
Historic gardens - Kinkaku-Ji, Kyoto, Japan
Historic gardens - Kinkaku-Ji, Kyoto, Japan
Historic gardens - Peterhoff, St. Petersburg, Russia
Historic gardens - Peterhoff, St. Petersburg, Russia
Japanese Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
Japanese Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
A lonely bench - an inspired shot, Chicago Botanical Garden
A lonely bench - an inspired shot, Chicago Botanical Garden
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), Spring 2009 - Cardinal, Chicago Botanical Garden
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), Spring 2009 - Cardinal, Chicago Botanical Garden
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), Chicago Botanical Garden
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), Chicago Botanical Garden
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden birds Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Chicago Botanic Garden birds Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Chicago Botanic Garden birds Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Chicago Botanic Garden birds Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Chicago Botanic Garden bird bath Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Chicago Botanic Garden bird bath Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Chicago Botanic Garden bird bath Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Chicago Botanic Garden bird bath Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Chicago Botanic Garden bird bath Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Chicago Botanic Garden bird bath Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Chicago Botanic Garden bird bath Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Chicago Botanic Garden bird bath Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
American Goldfinch, Chicago Botanical Garden
American Goldfinch, Chicago Botanical Garden
Goose flapping its wings, Chicago Botanical Garden
Goose flapping its wings, Chicago Botanical Garden
Goose searching for food, Chicago Botanical Garden
Goose searching for food, Chicago Botanical Garden
Toad by the pond, Chicago Botanical Garden
Toad by the pond, Chicago Botanical Garden
Carp, Chicago Botanical Garden
Carp, Chicago Botanical Garden
Crocus, Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Crocus, Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Crocus, Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Crocus, Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Crocus, Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Crocus, Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Daffodils, Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Daffodils, Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Iris, Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Iris, Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Umbrella Leaf Dyphylleia Cymosa, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Umbrella Leaf Dyphylleia Cymosa, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Lily, Stilleto Hosta, Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Lily, Stilleto Hosta, Spring from the earth, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Primevera Witch Hazel, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Primevera Witch Hazel, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Oriental Lily, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Oriental Lily, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Southern Bush Honeysuckle, First signs of spring, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Southern Bush Honeysuckle, First signs of spring, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
First signs spring, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
First signs spring, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
First signs of spring, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
First signs of spring, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Yellow Fir, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Yellow Fir, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Golden Spreader,  Nordman Fir, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Golden Spreader, Nordman Fir, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Climbing Hydrangea, English Walled Garden, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Climbing Hydrangea, English Walled Garden, Photo Walk April 2013, Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Cypripediem Maria, Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Cypripediem Maria, Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchid, Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden
Spring blooms, Chicago Botanical Garden
Spring blooms, Chicago Botanical Garden
The first signs of spring, Chicago Botanical Garden
The first signs of spring, Chicago Botanical Garden
A splash of color within the white, Chicago Botanical Garden
A splash of color within the white, Chicago Botanical Garden
Out of the barren earth, flowers!, Chicago Botanical Garden
Out of the barren earth, flowers!, Chicago Botanical Garden
Spring colors, Chicago Botanical Garden
Spring colors, Chicago Botanical Garden
Tulipa Kaufmanniana, Chicago Botanical Garden
Tulipa Kaufmanniana, Chicago Botanical Garden
Camelot Mix Foxglove, Chicago Botanical Garden
Camelot Mix Foxglove, Chicago Botanical Garden
Is it a perfect circle?, Chicago Botanical Garden
Is it a perfect circle?, Chicago Botanical Garden
Spring 2009 - Spring is here, Chicago Botanical Garden
Spring 2009 - Spring is here, Chicago Botanical Garden
Lily, Chicago Botanical Garden
Lily, Chicago Botanical Garden
Victoria Cruziana, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Victoria Cruziana, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Blue blue blue, Chicago Botanical Garden
Blue blue blue, Chicago Botanical Garden
Root flowers, Chicago Botanical Garden
Root flowers, Chicago Botanical Garden
Snaking its way to the camera, Chicago Botanical Garden
Snaking its way to the camera, Chicago Botanical Garden
Lotus at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Lotus at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Lotus in Bloom, Chicago Botanic Garden
Lotus in Bloom, Chicago Botanic Garden
Puff flower, Chicago Botanic Garden
Puff flower, Chicago Botanic Garden
Venus Flytrap, Chicago Botanical Garden
Venus Flytrap, Chicago Botanical Garden
Venus Flytrap ready for its prey, Chicago Botanical Garden
Venus Flytrap ready for its prey, Chicago Botanical Garden
Blooming a flower at a time, Chicago Botanical Garden
Blooming a flower at a time, Chicago Botanical Garden
Shrimp flower, Chicago Botanical Garden
Shrimp flower, Chicago Botanical Garden
Budding to be a flower, Chicago Botanical Garden
Budding to be a flower, Chicago Botanical Garden
Spring 2009 - Tulips in the wind, Chicago Botanical Garden
Spring 2009 - Tulips in the wind, Chicago Botanical Garden
Tulips behind the water, Chicago Botanical Garden
Tulips behind the water, Chicago Botanical Garden
Tulips swaying, Chicago Botanical Garden
Tulips swaying, Chicago Botanical Garden
Two solitary tulips in a sea of blue, Chicago Botanical Garden
Two solitary tulips in a sea of blue, Chicago Botanical Garden
Spring 2009 - Pink tulips are the prettiest, Chicago Botanical Garden
Spring 2009 - Pink tulips are the prettiest, Chicago Botanical Garden
Spring 2009 - Such soft tulips, Chicago Botanical Garden
Spring 2009 - Such soft tulips, Chicago Botanical Garden
Tulip - A view from the top, Chicago Botanical Garden
Tulip - A view from the top, Chicago Botanical Garden
Purple and yellow tulips compliment each other, Chicago Botanical Garden
Purple and yellow tulips compliment each other, Chicago Botanical Garden
The Rose bud, Chicago Botanical Garden
The Rose bud, Chicago Botanical Garden
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Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden sunflower
Chicago Botanic Garden sunflower
Chicago Botanic Garden candles
Chicago Botanic Garden candles
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
Peruvian Old Man cactus, Chicago Botanical Garden
Peruvian Old Man cactus, Chicago Botanical Garden
Alluaudia procera from Madagascar, Chicago Botanical Garden
Alluaudia procera from Madagascar, Chicago Botanical Garden
Feather cactus, Chicago Botanical Garden
Feather cactus, Chicago Botanical Garden
Zebra cactus, Chicago Botanical Garden
Zebra cactus, Chicago Botanical Garden
Lacey cactus, Chicago Botanical Garden
Lacey cactus, Chicago Botanical Garden
Whitey Cactus, Chicago Botanical Garden
Whitey Cactus, Chicago Botanical Garden
Glaucus Escheveria, Chicago Botanical Garden
Glaucus Escheveria, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wooly Torch Cactus, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wooly Torch Cactus, Chicago Botanical Garden
Melon, squash, Chicago Botanic Garden
Melon, squash, Chicago Botanic Garden
Green Chili, Chicago Botanical Garden
Green Chili, Chicago Botanical Garden
Red pepper, Chicago Botanical Garden
Red pepper, Chicago Botanical Garden
Beer hops, Chicago Botanical Garden
Beer hops, Chicago Botanical Garden
Fresh tomatoes, Chicago Botanical Garden
Fresh tomatoes, Chicago Botanical Garden
Fresh sap, Chicago Botanical Garden
Fresh sap, Chicago Botanical Garden
Bonsai Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
Bonsai Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden
The Cypress garden, Bonsai, Chicago Botanical Garden
The Cypress garden, Bonsai, Chicago Botanical Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden - Fall blooms
Chicago Botanic Garden - Fall blooms
Chicago Botanic Garden - Above the water, below the water
Chicago Botanic Garden - Above the water, below the water
Rose Garden, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Rose Garden, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Chicago Botanic Garden - Waterfall Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden - Waterfall Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden - Waterfall Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden - Waterfall Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden - Waterlily
Chicago Botanic Garden - Waterlily
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro pine family
Chicago Botanic Garden macro pine family
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - Rose
Chicago Botanic Garden - Rose
Chicago Botanic Garden - White Rose macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - White Rose macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - White Rose macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - White Rose macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - Yellow Rose macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - Yellow Rose macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - flower macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - leaf macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - leaf macro
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, San Francisco
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, San Francisco
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, Golden Gate bridge
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, Golden Gate bridge
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, Mesa Verde, Arizona
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, Mesa Verde, Arizona
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, Napa Valley
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, Napa Valley
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, Spring Grove
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, Spring Grove
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, Cape Cod
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, Cape Cod
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, Main Street, USA
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, Main Street, USA
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, White House
Chicago Botanic Garden - Model Railroad Garden, White House
Wonderland Express - Gingerbread houses, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Gingerbread houses, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Field Museum, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Field Museum, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Bungalow, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Bungalow, Chicago Botanical Garden
The Bean made from a gourd, Chicago Botanical Garden
The Bean made from a gourd, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Frank Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Frank Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Jordon with a Kumquat, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Jordon with a Kumquat, Chicago Botanical Garden
Frank Lloyd Wright would have been proud, Chicago Botanical Garden
Frank Lloyd Wright would have been proud, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Lake Michigan Lighthouse, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Lake Michigan Lighthouse, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Chicago Water Tower, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Chicago Water Tower, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Tribune building, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Tribune building, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Navy Pier, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Navy Pier, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Hancock building, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Hancock building, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Chicago theater, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Chicago theater, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Chicago loop, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Chicago loop, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Soldier Field, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Soldier Field, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Columns in Soldier Field, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Columns in Soldier Field, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Jewish center, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express - Jewish center, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express train, Chicago Botanical Garden
Wonderland Express train, Chicago Botanical Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden in winter, Chicago Botanical Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden in winter, Chicago Botanical Garden
Blurring out the snow - Merry Christmas!, Chicago Botanical Garden
Blurring out the snow - Merry Christmas!, Chicago Botanical Garden