Welcome to Linmar Gardensone of Galena's best-kept secrets overlooking beautiful historic downtown.

We will open for the 2017 garden tours on Saturday, May 27th. We look forward to your visit!

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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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