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Luthy Botanical Garden, Peoria

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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, United States.
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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  • We stopped here for a quick walk while on a road trip. The garden is not large, but is a wonderful respite. Walks are generally paved or wood chipped, though there are grassy areas to wander to, as....  more »
  • As botanical gardens go, this one was small. But they make good use of the space they do have with good displays and signage. Nice sculptures are sprinkled throughout. And it's Free!  more »
  • Excellent!! Love to walk there. Very relaxing, beautiful place. Peoria's hidden jewel. Please donate generously. It's a rare and unique place. Wouldn't want to lose it.
  • So I'm here in Illinois for vacation. Place is nice, wide, and beautiful. The variety of different plants and flowers is outstanding. Planning for a wedding or any other type of event. Its a great little spot to occupy and use. I was originally going to put it at 3, but I bumped it up to 4 only because I know I enjoyed myself while I was here.

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