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Horticulture Center

Sept 27      Autmnal Festival - Around the World in 80 Days

Join us for our one and only fundraiser with your family at our annual Autumnal Festival! Autumnal Festival

Enjoy family activities, purchase your homegrown pumpkins and gourds, get lost in our corn maze and take a hay ride.

Enter and/or purchase your favorite scarecrow in our 8th annual Scarecrows on Parade. Scarecrow

If fall decorating is something you love to do enter and/or purchase a fall flower container. Fall Container

Travel the gardens with this year’s theme Around the World with 80 Plants
and learn about the plants that have influenced human history. See if you know or can find all 80 plants.

9:00 – 4:00pm     


A place for horticultural research, learning and fun in the heart of Illinois State University and McLean county.

The Center provides a focal point and support for horticultural instruction and scholarship, as well as public demonstration and outreach. Community members can take part in our many events offered throughout the year. Our students are actively engaged in their experiences, and learn from top-notch faculty. Future development will entail a building that will contain classrooms, offices, labs, greenhouses and several gardens.

We appreciate the support we receive from alumni and donors. Your gifts are instrumental in helping the Center expand and continue to provide high-quality learning, research and facilities to students and the community.

For more information about these and other upcoming activities, contact Director Jessica Chambers at (309) 438-3496 or .



This video was generously made by Mr. Dan Swaney who came to visit the Center and gave his time to make this wonderful video for all to see!

Sculptures at ISU Video