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Plants & Gardens

The zoo’s landscape is literally alive—bursting with the colors, textures, and scents of more than 1,200 plant species. This urban oasis is home to native birds, frogs, fish, turtles, insects, and more, and is a welcome escape from the bustling city. Use the tool below to explore some of the unique plants and gardens that thrive in this accredited arboretum.

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Blue fortune agastache
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Blue Fortune Agastache
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Brookside Cranesbill
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Chaddick Foundation Welcome Garden
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Charles Schwartz Memorial Garden
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Conservation & Science Gardens
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Cranberry Crush Hardy Hibiscus
Dream Lady
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Dream Lady
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Dreamcatcher Hardy Hibiscus
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Gray-headed Coneflower
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Jeana Garden Phlox
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Little Prince Hardy Hibiscus
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Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus
Nature Boardwalk with skyline view of Chicago skyscrapers
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Nature Boardwalk
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Prairie Dropseed
Rattlesnake master
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Rattlesnake Master
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Rhino Hillside Garden
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Rozanne® Hardy Cranesbill
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Stardust Hardy Hibiscus
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Swamp Milkweed
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Upright Wild Ginger