User Reviews for GardenGuide of the Chicago Botanic Garden
4 out of 5
10 years ago, Mm331mm
We became members again of the Garden after many years. This app couldn't have come at a better time! We love to see what's in bloom and use it often for general information. Like the app and love the Garden!
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!
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!
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.