Explore Midwest Arboretums and Botanical Gardens
Illinois: Chicago Botanic Garden
An outdoor plant museum, the 385-acre Chicago Botanic Garden in Chicago's northern suburb of Glencoe features 24 display gardens set like flowering jewels among lakes, prairie and woodlands settings. Visitors can observe plant scientists conduct research and work on conservation and environmental projects in the new Daniel F. and Ada L. Plant Conservation Science Center. Special events are held year-round, including flower shows, farmers markets, cooking seminars, literary programs, art fairs and concerts.