Exploring Rockford’s Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Living in the Midwest, we don’t often get to tropical destinations. However, when I visit a conservatory filled with palm trees, tropical flora and rushing waterfalls, I feel relaxed, like I’m on a tropical vacation, if only for a little while. At 11,000 square feet, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens in Rockford is Illinois’ third-largest conservatory. A stroll through the gardens beyond the conservatory, filled with blossoming flowers, a lagoon with fountains and more waterfalls extend the serene mood.

Let us take you on a video tour of the conservatory and gardens:

The Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is located at 1354 North 2nd Street in Rockford, Illinois, and is open Tuesday through Sunday. Check the web site for hours and admission rates.

Disclosure: Our visit to Rockford was hosted by the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and our admission to the Nicholas Conservatory was complimentary. However, opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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13 thoughts on “Exploring Rockford’s Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

  • August 1, 2015 at 8:45 am
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    Connie, what a wonderful place. It looks so peaceful there and I’m sure with sound of all that water it would be a very relaxing place to visit. Thank you for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard

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    • August 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm
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      Thanks, Lyn, for giving me an opportunity to share on #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  • August 1, 2015 at 1:32 pm
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    What a lovely refuge in the city. I love strolling botanical gardens. They’re often a wonderful glimpse into the local history and life.

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    • August 2, 2015 at 7:17 pm
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      I didn’t mention it in my post, but the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens is in a public park that’s adjacent to a river with a bike/hike path alongside it. You could spend several hours there.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 2:27 pm
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    Lovely place, it looks very peaceful. I actually enjoy the choice of music as a background for the video 🙂

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    • August 5, 2015 at 3:18 am
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      Thank you, Claudia.

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  • August 5, 2015 at 2:43 pm
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    What a amazing place. I like your video 🙂 Thank you

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    • August 6, 2015 at 7:13 am
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      Thanks, Tim.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 9:16 am
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    Such a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing!

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  • August 7, 2015 at 4:17 pm
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    We all need places like this to escape and sit in the midst of the tropics; even if only briefly.

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  • August 9, 2015 at 1:20 am
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    A beautiful refuge away from the typical scenery in Illinois! Pretty cool that you get to be amidst palm trees and colorful flowers without straying to far from your own backyard. I like how you were able to showcase so many photos by putting them in a video form.

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    • August 10, 2015 at 9:47 pm
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      Thanks, Katie. Yes, it’s nice to get away from the rush of life even if only for a few minutes.

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  • August 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm
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    Beautiful gardens!

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