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Washington Park Botanical Gardens

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Beautiful park

Beautiful park with lots of walking/running area paved. Family pictures done here. Has a variety... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2012
Springfield, Illinois
Great Place for a beautiful walk

Very beautiful, peaceful gardens with walking paths near the bell tower. Great afternoon hiking... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2012
Mansfield, OH
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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 August 31, 2012

This place has potential with its pleasant setting on a hill in Washington Park, next to the carillon. But the perennial gardens are uninspired and overrun with weeds, and the one small greenhouse lacks focus. I suspect they are low on funding and could use...More

Date of experience: June 2012
2  Thank alm711
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Beautiful park with lots of walking/running area paved. Family pictures done here. Has a variety of gardens to tour as well as learn from. Carillon festival and pumpkin festival is our favorite.

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank eyenurse2
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Very beautiful, peaceful gardens with walking paths near the bell tower. Great afternoon hiking around and looking at flowers. Park has swings in a different area and many walking paths. Enjoy!

Date of experience: August 2012
2  Thank tpgp4
Reviewed March 27, 2012

The gardeners were getting the "Easter Show" ready and we could tell that it will be a wonderful and fragrant show. opening very soon!

Date of experience: March 2012
2  Thank Annie S
Reviewed March 9, 2012

O.k. It is not nearly as big or as great as the Chicago botanical gardens...but our carillon is much more impressive! The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon is played daily and you can take tours of it. It is a city gem. If you are here...More

3  Thank Noodlechecker
Reviewed February 11, 2012

They built this park back around 50 years ago. It's an oasis of peace, with beautiful grounds, a magnificent rose garden, ponds, and a Carillon that attracts musicians from all over the world to put on performances in the summer. Worth a peaceful stroll. The...More

3  Thank GaryH0522
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Lovely in season when all the flowers are blooming. The tropicals are lovely. We love going to the Orchid Show each year.

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

My husband and I went to washinton Park for a walk in our very first date. When we got married, we went there afterwards and got some pictures taken. This is a feel good place.

Date of experience: August 2011
1  Thank olalaoparis
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Best in the spring, summer and fall but pretty all year. The pond is an old rock quarry so very clean.

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed November 29, 2008

Washington Park is my favorite place to come and relax on weekends and days off. It is the largest park in Springfield proper and is in a very elite area of town. The botanical gardens are small but very serene; I have rarely seen more...More

4  Thank Downola
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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.