Must See

Whatever you do, don’t miss these.

Is this your first time at the Garden? Only have an hour or so to spare? We’ve got you covered! Use this custom guide along with your Garden map for a quick tour.

Vanderperren English Cottage Garden

Stop at the Vanderperren English Cottage Garden & Rose Cottage (23) first for a quiet place for reflection. Then, walk through the Lux Foundation Upper Rose Garden (24) to get to the Stumpf Belvedere (20) for a scenic view of other areas of the Garden.

Nielsen Children’s Garden or King Shade Garden

Continue down the blacktop hill. You’ll pass by the Daylily Display Garden (8) (usually in bloom in July!) and walk through the Meyer Bridge (9) to get to the Nielsen Children’s Garden (12). Take a restful moment at the Dragonfly Bridge.

Now you can either explore the wonder of the Nielsen Children’s Garden or head across the way to see the picturesque Spring House Ruin in the King Shade Garden (17). It’s one of our most peaceful, secluded and shaded areas.

Larsen Orchard or Grand Garden

It’s time to head back to the Fischer Visitor Center (1). You have two path options:

More Things to Do

Come enjoy the beauty of the snow-covered Garden! We have a wonderful lineup of adult classes where you can learn about a variety of topics, spanning health and wellness, cooking, gardening and more. In just a few months, the Garden will once again transform into a gorgeous, blossoming landscape and our summer exhibit, Butterflies & Blooms: North American Edition, is just on the horizon.


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