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Washington Park Botanical Gardens

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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This is a beautiful place.

My grandkids and I were riding bikes around the park as they live very near on Wiggins. We stopped... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Jacksonville, IL
via mobile
Garden Beauty

Although a relatively small botanical garden, it is beautiful and very serene. The flower beds and... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Sandy D
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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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
+1 217-544-1751
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

My grandkids and I were riding bikes around the park as they live very near on Wiggins. We stopped and walked through the greenhouse with orchids. It was beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank moodymolly
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Although a relatively small botanical garden, it is beautiful and very serene. The flower beds and greenhouse were very appealing. Enjoyed the Carillon music.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandy D
Reviewed October 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sandyk473
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lisamarch
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Ed B
September 28, 2015|
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.