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Luthy Botanical Garden, Peoria

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden, usually just Luthy Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden and conservatory located in Glen Oak Park, near the corner of Prospect Avenue and Gift Avenue in Peoria, Illinois, USA.The garden was established in 1951. It now contains more than 300 genera, with an emphasis on roses, perennials, annuals, hosta, hemerocallis, and herbs. Specific gardens include an all-season garden, herb garden, perennial garden, rose garden, viburnum collection, wildlife garden, and woodland garden. The conservatory is and features tropical plants, orchids, and seasonal displays.The garden is named after George Littlewood Luthy, who was president of Peoria's Commercial National Bank (now part of Commerce Bank) and of the Peoria Park District, which owns the garden.It is open daily. Garden admission is free; a fee is charged for the conservatory.
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  • 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 i...  read more »
  • 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. 
  • 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...  read more »
  • Luthy Botanical Garden is so great anytime of the year but right now its amazing. I wait for the #12 bus right in front of the garden its always so beautiful!!! I always see humming birds going from flower to flower. Its amazing (and that's just from the outside)!!! Only $2 to get in its a bargain....
  • Its very pretty
  • Beautiful and wonderful place to visit!
  • One of the hidden treasures of Peoria!
  • Indoor and outdoor gardens. Beautiful place for an affordable wedding.
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