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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