Chicago Botanic Garden is a 156-hectare (385-acre) botanical garden and arboretum.
It is located in the Cook County Forest Preserve District, a green ring of more than 68,000 acres (275 km²) of open space surrounding the city of Chicago, Illinois.
Managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society. It is part of the North American Plant Collections Consortium thanks to hosting the national collection of Spiraea with 52 taxa.
It is a member of the BGCI, participates in programs of the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation. >
The Chicago Botanic Garden's identification code as a member of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and the abbreviation for its herbarium is CHIC . < / p>
Carillon of the botanical garden among the trees.
Chicago Botanic Garden , 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Cook county, Illinois IL 60022 United States of America-United States of America.
Satellite views and plans.42 ° 8'54 "N 87 ° 47'24" W / 42.14833, -87.79000
- Altitude: 176 meters above sea level
- Annual average temperature: 13.9 ° C (in 2006)
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It is open daily (except Christmas Day), with no entrance fee, although a considerable amount is charged for parking a vehicle, ($ 15.00 in 2007).
Zigzag bridge at the Chicago Botanical Garden.