Welcome to Linmar Gardensone of Galena's best-kept secrets overlooking beautiful historic downtown.
We are now open for the 2018 garden season.
Please make plans to see our gardens during your Galena visit!


Important notes: Linmar Gardens is a private entity. Our insurance does NOT allow for visitors to roam the gardens on their own. All garden visitors must be part of one of our guided tours. If you are driving to Linmar Gardens you are encouraged to ignore the "pedestrians only" sign and drive down our driveway. There is ample parking available!

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Enchanting Linmar Gardens is nestled on a hillside overlooking the historic town of Galena, Illinois.  The secluded and privately owned three and one-half acre garden sits atop natural outcroppings which have been enhanced with hand built terraces.

Meander on a guided tour along paths through a collection of plants including hostas, viburnums, conifers, grasses and daylilies on one our two daily guided tours at 11 am or 2 pm.  Vibrant annual and perennial flowers are planted artistically around the inviting grounds.

Water features include 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.

Two gazebos provide a place to reflect upon this unique and beautiful treasure.


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