Address
2520 North Prospect Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603
phone: 309-686-3362
e-mail: bstreitmatter@peoriaparks.org
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
Mondayclosed
Staff
Bob Streitmatter, Manager
phone: 309-686-3362

Description

Surround yourself with spectacular displays of spring blooming bulbs or the blazing color of autumn, the Garden offers a tranquil setting to enjoy the beauty of each passing season. Established in 1951, Luthy Botanical Garden encompasses five acres and offers over a dozen theme gardens, a Conservatory, a garden gift shop educational programming, numerous events, a rotating sculpture exhibit and magnificent floral displays.

An Herb Garden, a Woodland Garden, a Rose Garden and a Hosta Glade are just a few of the theme gardens you can find in the botanic garden, and the Garden Gift Shop offers a variety of gardening books, accessories and tools, garden-related gifts, unique jewelry and collectibles.

Special events held throughout the year meld art and music with the Garden setting. Numerous concerts spotlighting local jazz and blues musicians are held with the Garden and Conservatory, while our Conservatory floral shows include a Lily Show, an Orchid Show, a Chrysanthemum Show and a Poinsettia Show.

Got a Little Time on Your Hands?

The Garden Wants You!Luthy Botanical Garden has a volunteer position for everyone who has some time. Horticulture volunteers are out in the Garden every day, gettin' dirty and havin' fun alongside our staff. But wait; we can use your talents even if you want to preserve your manicure! We have volunteer opportunities in education, special event coordination, the Garden Shop and as an office assistant. We offer weekend hours and daytime shifts, so if you're interested in volunteering for a special event or on a regular basis, call the Volunteer Coordinator at 681-2822.

Our Garden is Your Garden -- Wedding and Public Rental Available

Please everyone (and especially yourself) by renting a Garden area or the Conservatory for your next party, meeting or wedding. Call (309) 681-3507 to speak with our Special Events Coordinator, Ann Kizer, or send her an e-mail: akizer@peoriaparks.org .

Mission

Garden Mission Statement: to provide a garden showcase and resource center, highlighting the vital connections between people and plants