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Luthy Botanical Garden

2520 N. Prospect, (turn at the corner of Prospect & Gift), Peoria, IL
309-686-3362
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Peoria
Type: Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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Wisconsin
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265 reviews 265 reviews
63 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 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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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Nice any season very beautiful. Gardens are great for a nice stroll along was well worth the trip. A must stop for those who love botanical gardens

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