More than one million visitors make Chicago Botanic Garden the 2nd most visited in the U.S.
Landscape art under glass in Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory
Beautiful trails throughout the arboretum, plus Ecology Center
Evanston, Illinois Merrick Rose Garden The Merrick Rose Garden, an All American Rose Selections (AARS) display garden, features approximately 2,000 roses and 200 varieties. [ info ]
Evanston, Illinois Shakespeare Garden Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Northwestern University’s Shakespeare Garden, designed by landscape architect Jens Jensen, can be found on its Evanston campus. The 70- by-100-foot garden features flowers, herbs, and plants mentioned in the Bard’s plays. It was established in 1915 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare’s […]
Lisle, Illinois The Morton Arboretum The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized 1,700-acre outdoor museum with collections of more than 3,400 kinds of trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world. [ info ]
Rock Island, Illinois Quad City Botanical Garden Built next to the Mississippi River in downtown Rock Island, the Garden offers a 6,444 square foot tropical Sun Garden conservatory, the outdoor Scott County Regional Authority Conifer Garden highlighting rare and unusual varieties, and a medley of perennial gardens. The 6,444 square foot Sun Garden features islands […]
Rockford, Illinois Anderson Japanese Gardens Established in 1978 by industrialist John R. Anderson, it was inspired by Anderson’s trips to Japan and his visit to Portland’s Japanese Garden. Japanese landscape architect Hoichi Kurisu assisted Anderson with the design and today this beautiful 12-acre garden is regarded as one of the highest-quality Japanese garden in North […]
Can you spot the Klehm Arboretum & Garden mascots during your visit?
Springfield, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden & Nature Center Lincoln Memorial Garden was founded in the early 1930s through the combined vision and efforts of civic leader Harriet Knudson and renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen. All the plants found at the Garden are native to the three states Lincoln lived in – Kentucky, Indiana and […]