My most favorite place to visit in Illinois is the Chicago Botanic Garden. We’ve held a membership for many years and have been going there almost since it opened. We’ve seen it grow with the various additions that make it the beautiful place that it is today and when we visit, it’s as though we are visiting an old friend who always makes us welcome.
It’s a place that offers a delight for the senses in every season, even in winter. And there is something appealing to every age group, from children’s programs and the model railroad garden to music on the esplanade and a chance to sit and enjoy the peace and serenity of the Japanese garden.
Whether you enjoy walking among the flower beds or following the paths that wind across the Dixon prairie or just riding the tram that includes a narrated tour of the garden, there is something new and exciting to see at every turn.