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Luthy Botanical Garden

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Address: 2520 N Prospect Rd, (turn at the corner of Prospect & Gift), Peoria, IL 61603-2129
Phone Number: 309-686-3362
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Surround yourself with spectacular displays of spring blooming bulbs or the...

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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A small sized botanical garden

A visit to Luthy's pastoral gardens will delight all. This small greenhouse with its eclectic collection of tropical plants has varied species of cacti, trees, orchids, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 25, 2016
Peoria, Illinois
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Dixon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Easy to travel through the different lovely areas. Many 'hidden gardens' that are tucked around behind large trees and shrubs. Various benches to sit and soak in this beautiful setting.

Thank nancylee54
Peoria, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Upon arrival it was very nice, parking was plentiful just outside the building, admission was low and the gift shop at the entrance was full of beautiful things for your garden. The first room going inside was full of various tropical plants, leaving them you go into the main garden and it was there that took me by surprise. Not... More 

Thank hbatz6
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Wonderful area in Glen Oak Park and close to the Children's Museum and Zoo. Great place to grab a bench and enjoy the weather and plantings.

Thank NorthernSpie
Peoria, Illinois
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

A visit to Luthy's pastoral gardens will delight all. This small greenhouse with its eclectic collection of tropical plants has varied species of cacti, trees, orchids, and unusual plants. The outside gardens have showy areas throughout the year. The garden is accessible to the handicapped and can be toured in 30 minutes or you can take a leisurely hour stroll.

Thank taxed1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

It is a very charming garden to visit, to look, to think, to learn and to admire. Fountain, Rose Garden, Cottage Garden, Conservatory, little trails and benches, a very cute Children's Garden with some beautiful old-style sculptures... Trees, flowers and herbs ... On five and a half acres one can see a lot! The grounds are well-kept and maintained in... More 

Thank irina g
Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

It is great that it is free (donations accepted). For where it is located, the size and variety is quite impressive. It is quite lovely and well-laid out, but the interactions with the staff were minimal.

Thank Michelle D
Hanna City, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

The gardens are always well maintained. It is small, we went to take pictures of the kids. Was not busy and got to take our time.

Thank R9386DVamandam
Morton, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Our photography class visited this place as part of our study of black and white pics. It was fun capturing the plants and flowers on film (so to speak)

Thank George C
Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

I have visited Luthy Botanical Gardens many times over the years as I am a native Peorian. The gardens are located in Glen Oak Park on Prospect. There is a riot of tulips and daffodils in the spring, and beautiful roses during summertime. You can also enjoy the indoor garden all year round for a modest fee. Many tropical plants... More 

Thank pollyanna123
Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing place to stroll around and look at all of the different species of plants, flowers, and trees. The greenhouse is a warm and inviting visit to the tropics!! I highly recommend Luthy Botanical Garden for relaxing fun

Thank Robb L

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