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Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens

1354 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107-3033
+1 815-987-8858
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Beautiful Conservatory!

This place is breath taking and serene. A great spot for seeing nature at it's finest and losing... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Lorie I
Rockford, Illinois
via mobile
Perfect day near the River

Fantastic Conservatory grounds. Special ongoing events make it fun to visit often. Outdoor seating... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Rockford, IL
via mobile
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Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest. The facility is the third largest conservatory in Illinois, offering an 11,000-square-foot plant exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures, all in a tropical plant setting.The beauty continues outdoors with the Eclipse Lagoon, complete with two fountains, waterfalls, pedestrian bridge, patio areas, and walkway connecting the Conservatory to the historic Sinnissippi Rose Garden. Featuring Bruce Munro: LIGHT June 3 - November 5!
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1354 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107-3033
+1 815-987-8858
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

This place is breath taking and serene. A great spot for seeing nature at it's finest and losing track of time as you walk around the garden and give yourself time to think and relax. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Thank Lorie I
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Conservatory grounds. Special ongoing events make it fun to visit often. Outdoor seating for music. Outdoor pond very beautiful for photography buffs.

Thank Gram2Twinz
Reviewed August 29, 2017

My husband and I recently went to the Nicholas Conservatory to see the Bruce Munro Light Exhibit which is both inside and outside the conservatory and it was excellent. The sculptures are amazing and beautiful. They all have signs explaining the sculptures and there are...More

Thank Amielinda
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

This place is perfect to take family pictures. It is beautiful with all the landscaping. We took my kid and their date here to take their prom pictures.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Perhaps it is because we went here right after visiting Anderson Japanese Gardens... they simply do not compare, nor should they. The conservatory was average in excitement for me. The grounds are nice, and I especially love that it sets right on the river. I...More

Thank kdvw4
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Beautiful landscaping, flowers and exotic plants. Bike path access along Rock River. Lots of really cool art objects in landscaped areas.

Thank kena385
Reviewed August 8, 2017

we were able to see a wonderful light show that was on the event schedule that evening. thank you for a beautiful evening out in Rockford.

Thank sueann127
Reviewed July 27, 2017

This is truly a gem in the city of Rockford. The conservatory and the surrounding gardens are so beautiful. The conservatory offers many different programs through out the years so check the Rockford Park District's website for the calendar of events.

Thank deanabingham
Reviewed July 24, 2017

My family, most of us from out of town, visited after a lovely dinner at Prairie Street Brewhouse. The gardens are delightful and had many plants I had not seen before. The Munro light installation is magical. We were there as the lights were coming...More

Thank withakkk
Reviewed July 22, 2017

a very short hop from the Anderson Japanese garden, it is a stunning place. HOWEVER, the interior was closed for 2 weddings, and I did not see that mentioned on the website. The exterior grounds are wonderful, though, the Rock River is right there, and...More

Thank Margaret L
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October 21, 2015|
Response from Lyndi T | Property representative |
Hi Damion, for more information on our wedding packages you can check out our website and contact our rental manager Leslie (815-987-1670) to check the date and for any other questions you have. Thank you and... More