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Washington Park Botanical Gardens

1740 W Fayette Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-3904
+1 217-544-1751
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Take a class!

The classes offered are fantastic. I took the annual wreath making class, where you make a large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chatham, Illinois
A BEAUTIFUL Botanical Gardens!!!

We were in Springfield for the State Fair and decided to see the Washington Park Botanical Gardens... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Matt L
East Alton, Illinois, United States
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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1740 W Fayette Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-3904
+1 217-544-1751
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The classes offered are fantastic. I took the annual wreath making class, where you make a large and beautiful wreath with cuttings from the park. This is a beautiful spot in Springfield.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were in Springfield for the State Fair and decided to see the Washington Park Botanical Gardens. And we were NOT disappointed!!! We're from the St. Louis area, and we frequent the Missouri Botanical Garden. MBG is a world renowned botanical garden and sets the...More

2  Thank Matt L
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Nice park to visit if you have an hour to spend. Nothing special though. Being free is a big plus. Large grounds but small areas of plantings. I would call this more of a park with gardens and not a botanical garden. Small greenhouse. Very...More

1  Thank bartzsd
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful design and layout of the gardens and arbors. Probably best to visit in late April or early May...

Thank TJ B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful landscaping, walking trails, plenty of areas for the dogs to walk, benches and shaded areas for sitting, flowers and clean bathrooms. Amazing houses to look at while you are walking.

1  Thank Dana B
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Washington park is the gem of Springfield. When you drive through there are always groups of walkers and bikers. The grounds are beautiful, the paths have lots of hills, and the houses surrounded the park are stunning. This is a treasure and you need to...More

1  Thank Lucyluvs2travel
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a very nice park in Springfield. Plenty of picnic spots, play ground, tennis and ponds with ducks & geese. the only draw back is it is like they don't want cars in the park. The one way streets all take you out of...More

3  Thank Hickuba
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I live about a mile from Washington Park, I walk in the park 4-5 times a week. And yet, this month when my grand kids were in town, and we went to Washington Park, I re-discovered the area around the Carillon. The Botanical Gardens were...More

2  Thank Cumming2140
Reviewed 1 August 2016

If you want a break from the Lincoln history, this park is a grand find. It is a little tricky to navigate with its one way accesses, but it basically is a large loop. Great walking loop that covers the entire park. The botanical gardens...More

5  Thank rickophoto
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Park: This park features a playground, a rose garden, a small botanical hothouse garden, tennis courts, a small lake with a boardwalk area, and a carillon that has regular concerts - so there's always lots to do! There are also fun events throughout the...More

2  Thank Stephanie T
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Ed B
28 September 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.