When your question is: “How do I find…”
Your answer is: The Garden Guide

Packed with information about the Chicago Botanic Garden, our app is the perfect companion as you navigate, discover, learn about, and explore all 385 acres, 26 gardens, 4 natural areas, and our outstanding collection of 2.6 million plants.

Get to know the Garden with the help of our Walking Tours and Audio Guides. Or, be your own guide--set out on your own and pin your favorite places. Discover what’s in bloom year round and locate any plant on the grounds by its name, color, or characteristics.

Think of it as your personal garden docent--whether you’re visiting the Garden grounds or working in your own backyard.

What’s New

Version 2.0.3

Updates to Brazil in the Garden

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

Camillo. ,

Slow startup

This app seems interesting, but it takes a very long time to check for DB updates at each startup. What's worse, this app will often quit while I'm using the camera (I have an iPhone 4; it may be less of a problem on phones with more RAM), and when I switch back to this app it restarts and wastes a minute doing the update check before it can be used. As a result, I ended up not using this at all on my visit to the botanic garden!

prayingforsnow ,


The Garden was the perfect reason for an App, it's been obviously missing - but here it is! And it's what all of us "connected" members have been waiting for!! No more having to carry around a paper map! And this is current and interactive! Bravo!

Ja6893 ,

Fairchild Room is now the Pullman Room.

Good information. A big improvement over the previous version; however there is a mention of the Fairchild Room which is now the Pullman Room in the Classrooms list.


Chicago Horticultural Society
74.1 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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