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Botanical Gardens in Illinois

If you've never been to a botanical garden, you may be missing out on incredible displays of beauty. Botanical gardens are well-tended areas that demonstrate varieties of flowers and plants, which are marked with their real botanical names. They often have special and rare species of plants, and plant varieties from other regions of the world.

Visitors can wander around the gardens learning about conservation and uses of important plants, while enjoying a relaxing and peaceful setting. Call ahead to check the hours of operation, as seasonal hours may vary.  

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Anderson Japanese Gardens
Anderson Japanese Gardens Top Attraction!
Botanical Garden in Rockford, IL USA

You'll be awe-struck by the natural beauty and serenity of Anderson Japanese Gardens, ranked the top Japanese garden in North America.

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
Botanical Garden in Rockford, IL USA

Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River in Sinnissippi Gardens this tropical setting includes an 11,000 square foot plant exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures. Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River in Sinnissippi Gardens, the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest.

Garfield Park Conservatory
Garfield Park Conservatory things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Botanical Garden in All Locations, IL USA

One of the largest indoor conservatories in the country. Special features include the tropical Palm House and Fern Room, designed by Jens Jensen. The Children's Garden, Desert House, Monet Garden, Sugar from the Sun.

Oak Park Conservatory
Oak Park Conservatory things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Botanical Garden in Oak Park, IL USA

Discover this botanical gem in Oak Park! Discover this botanical gem. Visit fern, tropical and desert greenhouses. Special floral displays offered January, February, March, April, November, December. The Tropical Room also boasts birds and a bridged lagoon with fish and turtles.


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