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University of Illinois Arboretum 

This is much more than an arboretum, located on the south side of campus and open anytime.  It contains the Welcome Garden along the path leading to the Hartley Garden (All America Selections Trial garden) and the Idea Garden maintained by Master Gardeners.  More details can be found at their website (

entrance to Welcome garden

Hartley garden

Idea garden:


border with gaura

border with canna

herbs and annuals

purple corner

blue and gold

rock garden

dry garden

colorful patio

rustic bench

water garden

shade garden

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