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Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

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Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River in Sinnissippi Gardens, the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest. The entire facility is the third largest conservatory in Illinois with a total of 22,000 square feet, and at the highest point stands 52 feet. A tropical setting includes an 11,000 square foot plant exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures.

Features: Water features, seating areas, and sculptures--all in a tropical plant setting; changing seasonal floral displays and special events; educational programs where children can learn the importance of plants; special workshops and lecture series for adults; the perfect place to host your event--small weddings, receptions, business meetings; a gift store for that special gift.

Photo credit: Jesse Fox

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  • Admission: Adults - $6 resident/$8 non-resident
    Seniors - $4 resident/$6 non-resident
    Veterans - $4 resident/$6 non-resident
    Ages 5-17 - $4 resident/$6 non-resident
    Ages 3-4 - $2 resident/$2 non-resident
    Ages 2 and under: FREE
  • Directions: From I-90: Exit at U.S. 20 Business (E. State St.) and follow Business 20 into Rockford. Turn right on IL 251 and follow it north to the From the south: Exit I-39 west on U.S. 20 Bypass to IL 251 (11th St.) Follow IL 251 through town to the entrance on the west side of the street.
  • Hours: Regular Hours
    Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
    Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm
    Monday: Closed for plant maintenance and care

    2017 SUMMER HOURS June 3-September 3
    Monday 5:00pm-11:00pm Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-11:00pm Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-11:00pm

    2017 FALL HOURS September 4-November 5
    Monday 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-10:00pm
    Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-10:00pm
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  • Alcohol - Guest may provide with insurance:
  • Brief History/Description: Situated along the banks of our beautiful Rock River in Sinnissippi Gardens, the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest. The facility is the third largest in Illinois with a total of 22,000 square feet, and at the highest point will stand 52 feet. A tropical setting includes an 11,000 square foot plant exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures, all in a tropical plant setting.
  • Food & Beverage - Available On Site:
  • Linens - Rented from Preferred Vendor:
  • Parking - Free:
  • Parking - Motorcoach/Trailer:
  • Tables and Chairs Available:
  • WiFi Available:
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