Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
Situated along the banks of our beautiful Rock River, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest.
The facility is the third largest conservatory in Illinois, offering an 11,000-square-foot plant exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures, all in a tropical plant setting.
The beauty continues outdoors with the Eclipse Lagoon, complete with two fountains and a waterfall, pedestrian bridge, patio areas, and walkway connecting the Conservatory to the Sinnissippi Rose Garden.
Celebrate the arrival of spring at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens as you experience the magical world of butterflies!
This sculpture show by Chicago Sculpture International features sculptures created from recycled and reclaimed materials set among the tropical plants.
Get an intimate look into the fascinating world of the lorikeet. Come "face-to-beak" with these always curious nectar-feeding birds.
Celebrate the holidays at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens! Come see sparkling holiday lights and beautiful floral displays inside the warm tropical conservatory.