Chicago Botanic Garden
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At the Chicago Botanic Garden we cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life. The Garden continues to strive to meet the lofty goals set more than a century ago. The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the country's most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research. The 385-acre Garden features 27 display gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes.