Mission: The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and conservation of plants and the natural world.
Programs: The Chicago Botanic Garden has 24 display gardens and three native habitats set among lakes and a world-renowned collection of over 2.3 million plants of 9500 taxa. It is home to the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden, offering a broad array of adult classes in plant science, landscape design and gardening arts. The Center for Teaching and Learning brings the wonder of nature and plants to children, teens and teachers. Horticultural Therapy and Community Gardening provide nationally recognized community outreach and service programs. The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center opened in 2009 and houses garden scientists working on plant conservation, research and environmental initiatives that have a global impact.