Chicago Botanic Garden Announces Limited Reopening

WBBM Newsradio Staff
May 29, 2020 - 12:44 pm
Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- You will soon be able to return to the beauty the Chicago Botantic Garden has to offer.

The Chicago Botanic Garden announced Friday that it is introducing a limited reopening beginning June 9.

"Keeping the safety of everyone in mind, a perimeter walk will be open, allowing visitors to get out and walk a 2.3-mile loop of the Garden. The route includes views of the North Lake, vistas of the Malott Japanese Garden, and close-ups of spring blooms in Dixon Prairie and the McDonald Woods," Chicago Botanic Garden said in a statement. 

According to the Chicago Botanic Garden, preregistration will be required for timed entry, and for this time period, parking is free for all visitors.

"This will allow all to experience the Garden, the power of plants, and the respite that nature provides while still maintaining safe social distancing," Chicago Botanic Garden said in a statement. 

Chicago Botanic Garden plans to open the Garden more broadly starting June 24, subject to change.

"The health and safety of our community of visitors, staff, and volunteers—as well as our community at large—remains our top priority. We will continue to monitor the guidelines from health authorities and public officials during the COVID-19 health crisis," the Garden said in a statement.

Additional details and information can be found on the website.