Who says dates always have to happen at night? A romantic daytime date at the Chicago Botanic Garden guarantees unexpected magic and breathtaking beauty, 365 days a year. Whether you come on a balmy summer afternoon or brisk winter morning, you’ll always find something in bloom, and with 385 acres featuring 26 display gardens and four natural habitats to explore, it might just take a year to see it all. Walk hand in hand with your sweetheart through the English Walled Garden, an enchanting oasis filled with fountains, hydrangea vines, and a vibrant mix of annuals and perennials. Marvel at the charming bonsai collection, where 185 miniature trees look like an old-growth forest shrunk to dollhouse size. And feel your hearts race as you take in the gorgeous Waterfall Garden, where a 45-foot waterfall cascades down a hillside and meanders among 15,000 plants and trees, adding sound and motion to the serene natural landscape. To end the day on a romantic note, steal a kiss from your love among the red, yellow, and white blossoms of the Krasberg Rose Garden, sealing a promise that you’ll come back again soon.

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Rd. Glencoe IL 60022

(847) 835-5440

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