10 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in Illinois!

From the north to the south, Illinois is home to some of the most beautiful botanical gardens and arboretums. Take in the fragrant wildflowers and bask in the light between the ferns. Explore the top ten spots to explore the range of flora and fauna that the state has to offer.

Washington Park Botanical Garden, Springfield, IL

This free garden provides the perfect place to reconnect with nature with its vast array of seasonal flowers, roses, trees, tropical greenhouses, and a magnificent glass-domed conservatory.

Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, Palos Heights, IL

Visit Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens for an immersive experience in nature. On 85 acres of restored ecosystems, you can check out public events or have your own special events amidst the lush surroundings.

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

Having opened 50 years ago, the Chicago Botanic Garden offers an outdoor museum to explore in a 385-acre area around 9 islands. With six miles of lake shoreline and a renowned bonsai collection, this garden is a must-see.

Oak Park Conservatory, Oak Park, IL

The Oak Park Conservatory holds the distinction as one of the top historical sites in Oak Park. Explore the Mediterranean, tropical, and desert areas—not to mention the Elsie Jacobsen Discovery Garden and Rubinstein Garden—all for free.

Luthy Botanical Garden, Peoria, IL

Spanning over 5 acres in Glen Oak Park, Luthy Botanical Garden features a tropical conservatory, gardens, and seasonal shows like the Poinsettia Show. Make this picturesque garden the backdrop for your next wedding or corporate event.

Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens, Mahomet, IL

At Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden, take in the diverse flora of East Central Illinois. This colorful setting is perfect for a day in the outdoors, engagements and weddings. See why Mahomet locals adore the botanical gardens!

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Rockford, IL

Visit the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Rockford, situated on land planted by landscape architect William Lincoln Taylor over a century ago.

Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL

Take a stroll at the Lincoln Park Conservatory and observe the historic conservation and ecological restoration, as well as the many park programs focused on preservation, and enjoy the beauty of the flora and fauna.

The Gardens at SIUE, Edwardsville, IL

Welcome to The Gardens at SIUE! After exploring the 36-acre property of natural areas, gardens, bridges and student-designed sculptures, relax on one of the many benches and enjoy the view.

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, Rockford, IL

Check out the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens for spectacular views of the Eclipse Lagoon, with its two fountains, waterfall and pedestrian bridge. Plus, don't forget to take a leisurely stroll in the Sinnissippi Rose Garden and take in the 4,000 roses.

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