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Washington Park Botanical Gardens

1740 W Fayette Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-3904
+1 217-544-1751
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Wonderful park

I like the road there it is wide enough for cars , joggers, children, dogs and people walking. I... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2015
Rich W
Beautiful Grounds

Attended a wedding at the Botanical Garden and the grounds were beautiful. If you are looking for... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2014
Kristi W
Mount Vernon, 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.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“entire park” (2 reviews)
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1740 W Fayette Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-3904
+1 217-544-1751
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

I like the road there it is wide enough for cars , joggers, children, dogs and people walking. I like feeding ducks there.. I like sitting on the bench watching the beautiful lake, trees and birds.

1  Thank Rich W
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Attended a wedding at the Botanical Garden and the grounds were beautiful. If you are looking for a peaceful outing, this is the place.

Thank Kristi W
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Washington Park is a great place to walk, play on playgrounds, tour the botanical gardens, listen to the carillon, bike, play tennis or pickle ball, hear concerts in the summer, see weddings, feed the ducks, rest and relax and just generally enjoy the lovely location

Thank Dawnie_Bird
Reviewed 17 October 2014

We walk in Washington Park each time we come - this time for the tree colors - the roses still are in bloom. We also feed the ducks and geese.

Thank Don P
Reviewed 5 August 2014

After seeing some of the areas of Springfield that are run down, it was definitely a sight for sore eyes. Gorgeous flowers and paths to walk along. It is nothing extremely spectacular but if you are in the area and like nature it's worth the...More

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 4 August 2014

The flower beds were beautiful. The water fountain was a little scary to look at the water. But pretty fountain.

Thank 387Anita
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Took our girl scout group here to burn off steam after driving for six hours. Kids loved the play area and had a great time running around. They enjoyed making sand castles in the sand box. Area had both portable potties and on site bathrooms...More

1  Thank Anna L
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We rented the Exhibition Hall at the Botanical Gardens as the setting for our wedding and reception. We couldn't have been more pleased. The price was very reasonable, and the room is lovely with views of the Botanical Gardens in the background. Alexa and her...More

1  Thank Jennyanndiana
Reviewed 21 July 2014

While the flower beds were nicely done, there was no staff in evidence to answer questions, give guidance, etc. even though the main building was open and it was during scheduled hours. Nice quiet spot to relax.

Thank MO8ball
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Washington Park is a lovely swath of green on the west side of Springfield. The gardens are beautiful, with several pieces of sculpture and outbuildings providing contrast to the plantings. Nestled in Washington Park, the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon was a lovely point of interest...More

Thank Galeda
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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.