Nature Boardwalk with skyline view of Chicago skyscrapers


The zoo’s landscape is literally alive—bursting with the colors, textures, and scents of more than 1,200 plant species. This urban oasis, home to the country’s only accredited perennial herbaceous hibiscus collection, 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.