BOTANIC GARDEN & ARBORETUM
Chicago Botanic Garden
Opened more than 45 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, the Chicago Botanic Garden has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers. Every year, more than a million people visit the 27 gardens and four natural areas situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai collection.
The Garden has more than 50,000 members — one of the largest memberships of any U.S. botanic garden. People of all ages, interests, and abilities participate in programs, take classes, and stroll the grounds year-round.
- Gardening tips and techniques
- Monthly gardening checklists
- Frequently asked plant questions
- Garden pests & problems
- Fact sheets
Missouri Botanical Garden
This 79-acre garden in south St. Louis is driven by the need to protect and conserve plants and their ecosystems. They seek to inspire and educate all members of our local region about the benefits of good environmental stewardship through responsible and sustainable use of natural resources.
Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation’s oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a national historic landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education. It is an oasis in the city of St. Louis offering 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw’s original 1850 estate home, and one of the world’s largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized outdoor tree museum on 1,700 acres. Plant collections, scientific research, and education programs support the goal to encourage planting and protection of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.
Throughout natural landscapes are specialty gardens, 16 miles of trails, and nine miles of roads. Other offerings include tree-focused events, activities and services for adults, children, professionals, and communities.