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Chicago Botanic Garden will be doing a soft open Jun. 9, with a plan to open more broadly on Jun. 24. A perimeter walk will be open, allowing visitors to enjoy 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. 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.
Time slots are on the hour and are as follows:
Jun. 9-11: 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (Garden closes at 6 p.m.)
Jun. 14-21: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (Garden closes at 8 p.m.)
Jun. 22 & 23: 8 a.m.-10 a.m. & 3 p.m.-7 p.m. (Garden closes at 8 p.m.)
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