Chicago Botanic Gardens – 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, IL (847) 835-5440, http://chicagobotanic.org $25 per car on weekdays; $30 per car on weekends and federal holidays (includes tax). Admission to the Chicago Botanic Garden is free. On Tues. parking for Seniors is $10.00. They also have Trams tours and complimentary wheelchairs. Bike rentals.
Q-tips say: Went a beautiful weather day- warm, sunny, no humidity and a slight breeze. Walked though the Asian Gardens, saw the Carillon Bells, visited the workshop. The park is 385 acres. So much to see, waterfalls, rose gardens, fruit/veggie gardens and an outdoor model railroad exhibit. During the colder months and the Christmas holiday they decorate. Decorate with lighted trees, an indoor model railroad exhibit. Bring you own food for snacking or visit their shops. A great way to spend outdoors on a lovely weather day.