Welcome to Linmar Gardens, one of Galena's best-kept secrets overlooking beautiful downtown.
The gardens are officially closed for 2018. Please check back for our Spring 2019 opening!!
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 a guided tour. If you are driving to Linmar Gardens you are encouraged to drive down the driveway - we have ample parking for our visitors!

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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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