Review Chicago Botanic Garden
This business has 12 positives and 0 negatives.
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Chicago Botanic Garden

Category: Park District/Local Government, Employer, Entertainment, Disability-Aware Business
Phone number: (847) 835-8277
Location: 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
Website: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/
Hours:
8 am - sunset
Check website for additional seasonal hours

Nearest Transportation Stop: Braeside Metra station; PACE bus on Lake Cook Road
The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world.

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 24 display gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes.
Disability Aware Features:
  • Extra assistance available
  • Hires or would like to hire qualified individuals with disabilities
  • Physically accessible
  • Trained staff
  • Volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities
  • World renowned Buehler Enabling Garden featuring universal design principles
 
Review Chicago Botanic Garden
This business has 12 positives and 0 negatives.
avolkmann
avolkmann
9:56am 11/27/17
Great!
Great!

I love coming here in all seasons! Each time I come here, I find something different to see! My favorite gardens are the English Walled Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Fruit and Vegetable Garden, Evening Island, and the Model Railroad Garden. I also like the fact that there are different educational programs available for both kids and adults such as workshops and camps. In terms of accessibility, I find CBG to be doing pretty well. They have an Enabling Garden that shows how to plant a garden as a person with a disability. They also have a Sensory Garden where they have plants with different smells and textures, so people with visual impairments can enjoy the garden as well. There is also a tram tour of the gardens if you don't feel like/are tired of/are unable to walk. I've never had a bad experience here!

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Friendly, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking, The gardens are created so everyone can enjoy them regardless of ability.
The Lions
The Lions
1:33pm 08/30/16
Great!
Great!

Consumers enjoyed themselves. Staff at the garden was very friendly and nice. It was wheelchair accessible.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Respectful, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
Jaje
Jaje
12:53pm 10/21/12
Great!
Great!

I totally agree with JM's review. Chicago Botanic Garden is accessible in so many ways - physically, sensorially (is that a word?) and more. People with disabilities are welcomed and treated with respect.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Friendly, Gave extra time, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
John Maxson
John Maxson
11:53am 10/21/12
Great!
Great!

Went here with my friends ,and like the exibits especally(misspelled that word) the train exibit,and other stuff.The gardens is very accessible and a great place to go to walk around and see all of the different kinds of flowers,vegtables,fruits, that they have growing.They also have a visitors center in case you get lost or want info on the gardens,bathrooms,and a cafe there to.Pace bus 213 stops right by.Had a great time.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Friendly, Gave me choices, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
Allissa
Allissa
7:18pm 10/18/12
Great!
Great!

I remember having a fun day with my mom at the Botanic Gardens . The staff is welcoming,talked directly to us and gave us information. It was a fun day walking in the gardens.Very beautiful weather and a great day.The staff was very friendly.

We also went in the butterfly garden. It was one of the best times with my mom.

Recommend to all who like fun and enjoy the outdoors.


Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Asked me if I needed or wanted help, Friendly, Gave me choices, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Has employees with disabilities, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
jg
jg
7:29am 08/20/11
Good
Good

For the most part i had no trouble moving with my scooter.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
advocate
advocate
12:36am 08/16/11
Great!
Great!

I was at the Garden over the weekend for a special event with a family whose son uses a wheelchair. We had no trouble getting around, and Garden volunteers were very helpful when we needed to use the tram. We just had to wait a few minutes, and a tram pulled up that was equipped with a ramp, and we got on easily with the driver's help.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Friendly, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
John Maxson
John Maxson
10:20am 04/30/11
Great!
Great!

I have been to this place anoumber of times ,by bike ,car,and ,bus,and like tihs palce because it has a lot of nice quiet rose gardens to walk thru they have a nice cafe for lunch ,and not far from the bus stop(213 stops right by).The metra has a stop nerby glencoe ,and has a bus from there that heades to the gardens .Also the expressway runs right by there.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Friendly, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking, I good place to go to if you want I nice quite place to go to.
basesball
basesball
11:03am 10/11/10
Good
Good

They are aware of people with disabilities. I would recommend this outing for the elderly and families. This place is close to where I live. I enjoy looking at Flowers.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Gave choices, Respectful, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking, More special events
jake74
jake74
11:25am 07/12/10

I've been to the Chicago Botanic Garden(s): a few times and have always really enjoyed it. The second time I was there, they had Braille overlays in the Sensory Garden. However, when I went yesterday with friends and neighbors the Braille was nowhere to be found. But my neighbor Matt and his girlfriend did a great job both guiding me around and describing things to me. I really enjoy smelling all the flowers and plants there. One of my favorite parts though is the tram tour, which takes visitors all the way around the Chicago Botanic Garden. An employee gives a very good narrated tour of all the attractions. When we looked at the lilies, a nice lady explained them to us.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Asked me if I needed or wanted help, Friendly, Gave me choices, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Other, The Braille overlays seemed to be missing in action yesterday.
ymom
ymom
1:41pm 07/09/10

The Chicago Botanic Garden is clearly a favorite destination for many, many people, including many people with disabilities. By its very nature, the Garden offers accommodations and has features that make it accessible and appealing to people with a variety of different interests and needs. The Enabling Garden and the many beautiful fountains are key attractions. There are many special events that are appealing. We love the kite festival they have every year. My one concern is about the Garden's willingness to accommodate people with special needs in their educational and volunteer programs. I called on a couple of occasions to inquire about their summer camps, and had the impression that they could not accommodate youngsters with special needs. If that is the case, then the Garden should be encouraged to take steps to be more inclusive. We are members of the Garden, and do go regularly. I hope other Garden members and visitors touched by disability will write reviews about their experiences with CBG so that we can all get a better sense of how disability-aware the Garden's programming is, and how it might improve its disability-aware service.

Disability Awareness:   Physically accessible, publicize accommodations in printed materials, and train staff about how to handle questions related to accommodations.
Carol
Carol
2:19pm 07/08/10

I took a brief walk around the Botanic Gardens last week and in the short time I was there, I observed several disabilitiy friendly practices. There was a young man with a developmental disability busy at work in the cafeteria area and several visitors in wheelchairs. It's times like this that make me happy to be a member of the Botanic Gardens... I will be pleased to support them in the future. Keep up the good work, Botanic Gardens!

Disability Awareness:   Has employees with disabilities, Physically accessible

 
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