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Luthy Botanical Garden

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Address: 2520 N. Prospect, (turn at the corner of Prospect & Gift), Peoria, IL 61603-2129
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+1 309-686-3362
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Surround yourself with spectacular displays of spring blooming bulbs or the...

Surround yourself with spectacular displays of spring blooming bulbs or the blazing color of autumn, the Garden offers a tranquil setting to enjoy the beauty of each passing season. Established in 1951, Luthy Botanical Garden encompasses five acres and offers over a dozen theme gardens, a Conservatory, a garden gift shop educational programming, numerous events, a rotating sculpture exhibit and magnificent floral displays.

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Flowers and plants all year round.

We love coming here to those great indoor plant and flower Botanical Garden is a great place to go and hang out and just check out the beauty of nature.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hanna City, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited with my granddaughter on the Christmas walk. It was beautiful with the gift shop filled with unique decorations and ornaments with live music. You could buy ornaments right off the trees. I've also visited during the fall and spring when the gardens are in bloom. The Rhythm in the Rainforest event was also very cool. You can't believe... More 

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Thank Lori L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love coming here to those great indoor plant and flower Botanical Garden is a great place to go and hang out and just check out the beauty of nature.

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Thank Andy H
Dahinda, Illinois
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went with a group to the Poinsettia show in December. The flowers were beautiful. There is plenty to see no matter what the season. Well worth your time to stop.

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Thank E M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here a few times with students and every trip was well worth it. It mat not be the reason to come to peoria, but it's an added reason to enjoy it

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Dixon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to travel through the different lovely areas. Many 'hidden gardens' that are tucked around behind large trees and shrubs. Various benches to sit and soak in this beautiful setting.

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Peoria, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Upon arrival it was very nice, parking was plentiful just outside the building, admission was low and the gift shop at the entrance was full of beautiful things for your garden. The first room going inside was full of various tropical plants, leaving them you go into the main garden and it was there that took me by surprise. Not... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful area in Glen Oak Park and close to the Children's Museum and Zoo. Great place to grab a bench and enjoy the weather and plantings.

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Thank NorthernSpie
Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A visit to Luthy's pastoral gardens will delight all. This small greenhouse with its eclectic collection of tropical plants has varied species of cacti, trees, orchids, and unusual plants. The outside gardens have showy areas throughout the year. The garden is accessible to the handicapped and can be toured in 30 minutes or you can take a leisurely hour stroll.

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Thank taxed1
Illinois
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213 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It is a very charming garden to visit, to look, to think, to learn and to admire. Fountain, Rose Garden, Cottage Garden, Conservatory, little trails and benches, a very cute Children's Garden with some beautiful old-style sculptures... Trees, flowers and herbs ... On five and a half acres one can see a lot! The grounds are well-kept and maintained in... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

It is great that it is free (donations accepted). For where it is located, the size and variety is quite impressive. It is quite lovely and well-laid out, but the interactions with the staff were minimal.

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