Located at 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois, United States, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre (156 ha) living plant museum situated on nine islands featuring 26 display gardens and surrounded by four natural habitats: McDonald Woods, Dixon Prairie, Skokie River Corridor, and Lakes and Shores. The Garden is open every day of the year. Admission is free but parking is $25 per car, free for Garden members.
The Chicago Botanic Garden is owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society. It opened to the public in 1972 and is home to the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden, offering a number of classes and certificate programs.
The Chicago Botanic Garden is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association .