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Luthy Botanical Garden

Address: 2520 N. Prospect, (turn at the corner of Prospect & Gift), Peoria, IL
Phone Number: 309-686-3362
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Ranked #8 of 37 things to do in Peoria
Owner description: Surround yourself with spectacular displays of spring blooming bulbs or the blazing color of...
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Surround yourself with spectacular displays of spring blooming bulbs or the blazing color of autumn, the Garden offers a tranquil setting to enjoy the beauty of each passing season. Established in 1951, Luthy Botanical Garden encompasses five acres and offers over a dozen theme gardens, a Conservatory, a garden gift shop educational programming, numerous events, a rotating sculpture exhibit and magnificent floral displays.

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Illinois
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146 reviews 146 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I were married in the greenhouse in the middle of winter. A beautiful oasis of beautiful plants and flowers in the middle of a not so beautiful urban area and park.

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Wisconsin
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95 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Located right next to the Peoria Zoo. They have a small gift shop. You first enter a tropical greenhouse then enter the garden area. Kind of reminds me of a millionaires huge backyard. Big fenced in area in a lower income area of town. Kind of an oasis in the area. Lots of plants and displays. Some of the flowers... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our group of 4 were the first to enter the Garden just when it opened and loved wandering through it. The flowers and trees are awesome. The little sitting places here and there were a delightful pause in the walking. As I come from a northern state it was great to see some new flowering plants...i got lots of garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I toured this location last month, and I couldn't say anything bad about this location even if I wanted to. Friendly staff, beautiful plants, and something to look forward to throughout the entire year.

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Syracuse, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Took an hour to wander the paths and enjoy the beautiful varieties of plants, trees and flowers. Nice peaceful afternoon. Several places to sit and relax. Very tranquil.

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Central Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Small, redundant contents in greenhouse. Outside is nice. Been to weddings there. Not the easiest place for non-locals to find. Only need an hour or so for the whole thing. Please donate, they need to update the plants in the greenhouse

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Peoria, Illinois
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17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Small garden that is easy to walk around. I was very surprised it cost to get into the small park, but is not expensive. Quiet and peaceful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

My young son and I visit here often, it us very close to our home. The different gardens are lovely and there is such a sense of peace there. My son loves to check out the gazebo and fountain. It is a nice hideaway in the middle of town.

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Pekin, IL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The plant sale is usually held in late April. They always have very unique plants! I have purchased several kinds of aromatic geraniums - this year I got a ginger-scented geranium. They also have cinnamon and lime scented basil. Herbs and perennials galore. This hear I also purchased French lavender and succulents. Their store has many attractive garden accents and... More 

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Peoria,Illinois
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Nice place for picture taking. So glad Peoria has this place, I wish it was bigger, with more features.

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