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Washington Park Botanical Gardens

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Address: 2500 South Eleventh Street, P.O. Box 5052, Springfield, IL 62705
Phone Number: 217-544-1751
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: Garden consisting of 9,000 square feet of greenhouse area and a...
Garden consisting of 9,000 square feet of greenhouse area and a conservatory featuring more than 150 species of tropical plants.
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Love Garden in Springfield, Illinois

This is a lovely place to visit. Numerous plants for all seasons. Wander the inside garden then meander along the paths outdoors. Listen to the Carillion located right in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Litchfield, Illinois
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Litchfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a lovely place to visit. Numerous plants for all seasons. Wander the inside garden then meander along the paths outdoors. Listen to the Carillion located right in the middle of this beautiful location. Check their website for details.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

One of the most beautiful parks I've seen. Lovely flowers, tremendous variety of trees, and the landscaped walkways and paths are easy to walk. Plenty of benches and loads of shady spots throughout the park. We did not have time to go into the greenhouse. We happened to be there during their annual Carillon Festival and it was wonderful. Try... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Grounds are lovely and one needs a car to explore the park which includes ponds. We walked the rose garden area , the pathways around the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon and the conservatory. I found the conservatory disappointing; lacking indentification of plants. A very small space. The 9,000 sq. ft. greenhouse was closed. June 3-7th finds The International Carillon Festival... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had no intentions of visiting a park on our visit to Springfield. We had little time and much to see, but once we seen this park we had to stop. This park is absolutely beautiful. I love that Springfield has a nice beautiful place for walkers to enjoy nature. There are driving paths as well as pedestrian lanes for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The park is very attractive. On a nice day, lots of olds are out walking, running, etc. The flowers are just coming in. This is a very nice oasis in the middle of town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great place for families, friends, or couples to walk and relax at. I was married at the gazebo in the park for only $60 & enjoy the park every time I go. I love the plants and flowers in the botanical house. Just wish the inside flowers area was a bit bigger. I come here every year.

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Springfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a beautiful garden area that exists in a wonderful park. Very old and very distinct, this area is worth the visit and is a wonder to the senses of nature and peace.

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Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is tiny - one pavilion and some outside flower beds, small rose garden - botanical garden on the edge of bigger, wilder park next to the golf course. The carillon concerts in summer are lovely and the Halloween pumpkin carving frenzy with following night exhibition is wonderful. Welcome green patch in the middle of the town, but as botanical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I like the road there it is wide enough for cars , joggers, children, dogs and people walking. I like feeding ducks there.. I like sitting on the bench watching the beautiful lake, trees and birds.

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Mount Vernon, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Attended a wedding at the Botanical Garden and the grounds were beautiful. If you are looking for a peaceful outing, this is the place.

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Additional Information about Washington Park Botanical Gardens

Address: Address: 2500 South Eleventh Street, P.O. Box 5052, Springfield, IL 62705
Phone Number: 217-544-1751
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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