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The èèɫ has 385 acres of nature, beauty, and respite to discover. Try one of our seasonal walks, let your kids roll down the hills of the Nature Play Garden, or explore what’s in bloom. Plan ahead and get the best admission pricing or learn about our free admission opportunities.

Included With Your Visit

Model Railroad Garden

Model Railroad Garden
May to October, weather permitting
Step into a world of G-scale (garden scale) inspiration with 19 model trains running on 19 tracks, passing by miniature American landmarks and surrounded by more than 300 plant varieties.

Butterflies & Blooms

Butterflies& Blooms
End of May to Labor Day, weather permitting
Immerse yourself in a habitat filled with hundreds of live tropical butterfly species from around the globe, as well as species native to Illinois.

Tram Tours

Grand Tram Tours
Late April through October, weather permitting
Join a 35-minute narrated tour to get acquainted with the Garden’s history and science, take in beautiful views, and stop off (optional) to tour additional Garden sites. Board at the Welcome Plaza.

Plan Your Day

Make it a great visit to the Garden. See below for the perfect path, whether you are coming to stroll, find the gorgeous bird or flower, take photos, shop, eat, or just have fun with your family.

What's in bloom
What's in Bloom
Dining
Dining
Butterflies and Bloom
Butterflies & Bloom
Trams
Trams
Walking
Walking
Biking
Biking
Mobile app
Mobile app
Bingo
Bingo
Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Photography
Photography
Birding
Birding
Shop
Garden Shop

Today's Hours

Rosa

Open today 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Garden View Café: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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View Garden Closures

Read About Construction Projects

Upcoming Events

Summer Containers

Summer Containers at the Garden

Tuesday, June 11
10 – 11:30 a.m., 1 – 2:30 p.m.,
or 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Wim Ruitenbeek

Carillon

Tuesday, June 11
10 – 11 a.m. 
McGinley Pavilion

Know Before You Go

Garden FAQs: See below for information about our policies, admission prices, transportation options, and more.