George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden

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Memorial tablet in the gardens

George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden, usually just Luthy Botanical Garden, is a 4.5 acres (1.8 ha) botanical garden and conservatory located in Glen Oak Park, near the corner of Prospect Avenue and Gift Avenue in Peoria, Illinois, USA.

The garden was established in 1951. It now contains more than 300 genera, with an emphasis on roses, perennials, annuals, hosta, hemerocallis, and herbs. Specific gardens include an all-season garden, herb garden, perennial garden, rose garden, viburnum collection, wildlife garden, and woodland garden. The conservatory is 2,500 square feet (230 m2) and features tropical plants, orchids, and seasonal displays.

The garden is named after George Littlewood Luthy, who was president of Peoria's Commercial National Bank (now part of Commerce Bank) and of the Peoria Park District, which owns the garden.

It is open daily. Garden admission is free; a fee is charged for the conservatory.

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Coordinates: 40°43′03″N 89°34′30″W / 40.7176°N 89.5751°W / 40.7176; -89.5751