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Linmar Gardens

504 S. Prospect St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-777-1177


Linmar Garden is one of Galena's best-kept secrets! This breathtaking 3.5 acre garden overlooks beautiful historic downtown Galena.  

Meander on a guided tour along paths through a collection of plants including hostas, viburnums, conifers, grasses and daylilies on one of 2 daily guided tours at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. (Monday-Saturday) or Sunday (2 p.m. ONLY). Vibrant annual and perennial flowers are planted artistically around the inviting grounds. There are 7 water features including flowing brooks, ponds, and a twenty-foot waterfall cascading from a natural bluff.

A replica of a small mine cut into the side of a limestone wall and a sunken garden built in the ruins of one of the first African-American churches in Illinois are among other unexpected delights.

Tours are $10 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

Sturdy walking shoes are recommended due to the terrain.

Linmar Gardens is not handicapped accessible.

Currently closed but we will reopen on Saturday, May 27th 2017 (Memorial Day weedend). We look forward to your visit!