Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
2715 S. Main Street
Rockford, Illinois 61102
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 155-acre living museum filled with spectacular gardens and rare trees. A 1.8 mile, handicapped-accessible paved path winds through the arboretum plus many secondary, chipped trails. Kids will have fun navigating the maze in the Children’s Garden. Filled with beauty, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is waiting for you to explore. Join us at the 23rd annual Garden Fair Weekend on June 4 -5, with flowers, food, antiques, and art!
1s151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Created by renowned landscape architect Franz Lipp, Cantigny Gardens is a Midwest horticultural masterpiece with stunning year-round beauty. Enjoy more than 30 acres of annual and perennial flowers, ground covers, flowering bulbs and a variety of native trees and shrubs. Highlights include the terraced Rose Garden and the inspiring Idea Garden. The gardens are part of Cantigny Park, located 35 miles west of Chicago and just minutes from The Morton Arboretum. Cantigny is the former estate of Robert R. McCormick and occupies 500 acres in all. The grounds include a restaurant and gift shop.
Fernwood Botanical Gardens Gift Shop
13988 Range Line Road
Niles, Michigan 49120
Celebrate spring at Fernwood Botanical Garden! 105 acres of beautiful gardens with miles of walking trails winding to the St. Joseph River. Enjoy the arboretum, prairie, fern conservatory, nature center, art gallery and Railway Garden for kids of all ages. Have lunch at the café and spend the day at Fernwood! We invite you to check the website for details for the many classes, workshops, lectures, concerts, trips, exhibits and additional special events planned for the coming season.
Mizzou Botanic Garden
180 General Services Building
Columbia, Missouri 65211
Perennial Plant Peddler
8755 Twp. Rd. 251
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Monches Farm LLC
5890 Monches Road
Colgate, Wisconsin 53017
Monches Farm has been a destination for adventurous & discerning gardeners since 1980. Growing over 1,000 varieties of hardy field-grown perennials, herbs, unusual annuals & tropicals. The enchanting gift shop is abundant with garden themed gifts, seasonal décor, antiques and dried florals. Visit monchesfarm.com for calendar of seasonal Special Events.
Rotary Botanical Gardens
1455 Palmer Dr
Janesville, Wisconsin 53545
Celebrate the beauty of spring at the award winning Rotary Botanical Gardens! Located in Janesville, Wisconsin, the Gardens features 20 acres of botanical splendor with over 24 different garden styles and 4,000 varieties of plants. It’s home to many dramatic and internationally themed gardens, including Japanese, Scottish, French Formal, Italian and English Cottage. It also includes an extensive collection of perennials; trees and shrubs and has become known for spectacular seasonal displays that blend annuals and perennials in exuberant beds and containers. New for 2016: Hummingbird Haven, Heirloom and Giant Aquarium garden areas.
Monk Botanical Gardens
1800 N. First Ave.
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
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