Facility Access Information
Wheelchair Parking Location
Parking Lots #1 & 2
Most of the Garden is accessible with fine gravel paths or brick paved walkways. There are ramps at all grade changes. Most ramps have one rail.
Café / Restaurant
Café/Restaurant is wheelchair accessible
At the Visitor's Information desk, standard wheelchairs are available for no cost and electric scooters are available for a $20 fee.
All restrooms are accessible
Family / unisex restroom available (wheelchair accessible)
Family/Unisex Restroom Location
In Visitor's Center and in the Buehler Enabling Garden.
Segways Not Allowed
Sitting Area Location
Benches are located through-out Garden
The Chicago Botanic Garden, one of the treasures of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, is a 385-acre living plant museum featuring 24 distinct display gardens surrounded by lakes, as well as a prairie and woodlands. With events, programs and activities for all ages, the Garden is open every day of the year. Admission is free; select event fees apply. Parking is $20 per car; free for Garden members. Close to the city, on Chicago's north shore, the Chicago Botanic Garden has a year-round calendar of family activities and entertainment, including free kids' concerts, drop-in activities, plant giveaways, weekend family classes, and outdoor family entertainment, while also offering children the chance to explore outdoors. The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of Chicago's premier attractions, where visitors walk, enjoy nature photography, and celebrate each season with outdoor and indoor activities for families and kids of all ages.