University of Illinois Arboretum, Urbana

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The University of Illinois Arboretum is a new arboretum, with gardens, currently under construction on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. It is located at the intersection of Florida and Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, Illinois, and open daily without charge.
The arboretum is being constructed on the university's south campus farmlands. As of 2005, developed sections are as follows:
Welcome Garden - an entrance and meeting place. Japan House - tea garden (2002), dry or Zen garden (2003). The house itself contains three tea rooms, and is otherwise used for classes and meetings; it is not generally open to the public. Hartley Garden (1994) - a 3acre sunken garden with All American Selections trial ground and annual and perennial beddings. Idea Garden - six areas including borders, ornamentals, vegetables, children's, and Special Projects.

Cross countryThe arboretum is the home course for the Illinois Fighting Illini men's and women's cross country teams since 2003. There are four courses at the arboretum with 4 km, 5 km, 6 km and 8 km distances.
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  • We enjoyed walking through the various areas. Not much has popped up but still a lovely setting. Hope to go again when the hosta are up and flower beds are planted!  more »
  • Not large, but pretty and close to everything. Lots of people taking pictures and wandering around which makes for a semi-crowded experience.  more »
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  • I love this place! Whether wandering through the meditative gardens, playing with my child in the kid-friendly idea garden, or walking the path between the ponds, there's something for everyone and every mood. It's beautiful.
  • Nice photo spot. Walk around, check out the pond and bridge. Nick Offerman built a bench near the Japan House. It's really cool.

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