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Washington Park Botanical Gardens

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One of our favorite places in cold weather

This is always a relief in cold weather and the plants are always changing. Well worth the trip... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ken R
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Springfield, Illinois
Beautiful!

What a beautiful garden. Very relaxing and meditative to stroll leisurely through and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
elovestheman
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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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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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1740 W Fayette Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-3904
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is always a relief in cold weather and the plants are always changing. Well worth the trip several times a winter.

Thank Ken R
Reviewed August 22, 2018

What a beautiful garden. Very relaxing and meditative to stroll leisurely through and enjoy the beauty of nature. Very well maintained.

Thank elovestheman
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Beautiful park for a morning stroll after breakfast. Beautiful landscaping and very bike and walking friendly. People were very friendly and I felt safe.

Thank kydzrn3
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Nice place to bring visitors that come to town and really the park is for all ages with a great playground. It has been maintained beautifully throughout the years and you may catch a wedding ceremony on your visit! No fees involved.

Thank Pami65
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We loved strolling around the gardens, however, we didn't know the Botantical Building didn't open up until noon so we were disappointed. They were also setting up for a wedding out in the garden which is a perfect place for such a venue.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Very nice place to go with family. Enjoyed our trip looking at amazing flowers and displays. Spend the whole day and enjoyed it the best. Will do it again as leaves a calming feeling looking at colorful flowers and displays.

Thank 967syedw
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This Botanical garden had some very interesting species growing. We went on a lovely summer day, and spent a nice afternoon strolling around the place. It was quite enjoyable.

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed December 5, 2017

The classes offered are fantastic. I took the annual wreath making class, where you make a large and beautiful wreath with cuttings from the park. This is a beautiful spot in Springfield.

Thank Lisamarch
Reviewed September 14, 2017

We were in Springfield for the State Fair and decided to see the Washington Park Botanical Gardens. And we were NOT disappointed!!! We're from the St. Louis area, and we frequent the Missouri Botanical Garden. MBG is a world renowned botanical garden and sets the...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Nice park to visit if you have an hour to spend. Nothing special though. Being free is a big plus. Large grounds but small areas of plantings. I would call this more of a park with gardens and not a botanical garden. Small greenhouse. Very...More

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Response from Darlene C | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know the answer to that question. Perhaps going to the Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library site you could send them an email to ask. Sorry I couldn't help you.
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