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Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

2715 S. Main Street
Rockford, Illinois 61102
(815) 965-8146
klehm.org


Cantigny Gardens

1s151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
(630) 668-5161
cantigny.org

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. http://chicagolandgardening.com/images/businesses/MW-05.16-Glorious_Gardens.jpg

Reiman Gardens Iowa State University

1407 University Blvd.
Ames, Iowa 50011
(515) 294-4817
reimangardens.iastate.edu


Fernwood Botanical Gardens Gift Shop

13988 Range Line Road
Niles, Michigan 49120
(269) 695-6491
fernwoodbotanical.org


Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society

Riverside Drive SE
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56304
(320) 257-5959
munsingerclemens.com/the-gardens


Mizzou Botanic Garden

180 General Services Building
Columbia, Missouri 65211
(573) 882-4240
gardens.missouri.edu


Perennial Plant Peddler

8755 Twp. Rd. 251
Findlay, Ohio 45840
(419) 387-7230
pplantpeddler.com


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
(412) 622-6914
phipps.conservatory.org


Monches Farm LLC

5890 Monches Road
Colgate, Wisconsin 53017
(262) 966-2787
monchesfarm.com

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. http://chicagolandgardening.com/images/businesses/MW-05.16-Glorious_Gardens-Monches.jpg

Rotary Botanical Gardens

1455 Palmer Dr
Janesville, Wisconsin 53545
(608) 757-3171
rotarygardens.org


Monk Botanical Gardens

1800 N. First Ave.
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
(715) 261-6301
rwmonkgardens.org


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