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Third Saturday Garden Tour

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Allerton Park & Retreat Center
Allerton Park & Retreat Center - Greenhouse Café Patio
Oct 16, 2021   10:00 - 11:00 am  
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Third Saturday Garden Tours

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Reserve your spot to attend one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April – October) to experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Each tour takes you through several of the formal gardens at Allerton and around the exterior of the Mansion. You will learn about the history of the estate and the man who created it, including information about the most iconic sculptures in the Park.

Garden tours start at 10am, and will meet on the Greenhouse Café patio. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and will continue in slight drizzle. In the case of lightening/thunder, the tour will be cancelled, and your ticket can be transferred to another tour date upon request.

– Masks required to join tours!
– Tours will follow safety guidelines recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
– Find all of our COVID-19 related updates and closures here.

$10/person; ages 12 & under FREE
Tours are limited to 15 people.
Registration required, all sales are final. Purchase your tickets here.

For more information, contact Mindy Brand at or call 217-333-3287.

Find the map of the Formal Gardens here. (Please note the tour will not include all of the gardens.)

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