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Linmar Gardens

504 S. Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
815 777-1177
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Ranked #10 of 13 Attractions in Galena
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Webster Groves, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

From start to finish, Linmar Gardens offers sights you'll find nowhere else. We visit every time we return to Galena, IL, and see new and exciting additions every time! Typically, one of the owners is available to provide a guided tour, or to answer questions. Even on your own, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty and planning that combine... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We called ahead to find out the ticket price, which was a trash in itself, as the gentleman said he didn't understand what we were asking, and also told us he would be closed for the season after the upcoming weekend. Then, when we went the next day, we couldn't find anyone, so we called the number only to have... More 

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park ridge, illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very nice place, Relaxing too! Don;t give up if you can't find it as it is up high behind the high school. Take your camera

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The view was awesome! I enjoyed hearing the history of the gardens. We were the only one on our tour so we got a little extra attention. The gardens were pretty. It is difficult to be showy this time of year but I could still see the beauty.

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Byron, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I had no trouble finding this place at all. You can drive and park right on their grounds though we parked on the street and walked down their drive. We enjoyed the relaxed and informal guided tour, which also describes the garden. It's hard to believe this has been tucked away in Galena for over twenty years... More 

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I don't think it's really worth the $10 per person, but it was still a very nice walk-through in the garden. The host was a really nice gentleman and very funny too. They even provide mosquito repellent for the guests that visit.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ended up here on recommend of the Trolley Car guide. Do not miss this "secret treasure". Bob will give you a fun, informative and story-filled tour of his 3 acre, privately owned garden. Wonderful. I WILL be going back for the tour again. I am telling all friends to go to Galena and make sure you visit Linmar Gardens.... More 

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southern Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

this private garden must take much work and planning. the owner who guided us through is very dedicated to the beauty and enjoyment of the garden. There are water, plant and ornament features as well as a little history woven throughout. Very interesting and pretty.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wife and I like gardens so we decided to take the tour. was very difficult place to find, could not drive to it, was uphill all the way there on foot. You must call ahead for a reservation as there is no one on site if you just walk up, no store or place to check in. So if you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you want to take a break from the shops of downtown Galena then take a short walk up to these gardens. For $10 you will get a nice little tour by an older gentleman who is friendly and welcoming. This is not a botanical garden by any means, just someone's nicely landscaped very large "yard", complete with unique sculptures... More 

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