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Horticulture Center

The ISU Horticulture Center will be closed Tuesday, September 8th through through Friday, September 11th as we get the Center ready for our annual fundraiser, the Autumnal Festival, September 12th and 13th.


The Autumnal Festival is our largest fundraiser of the year!  ALL FUNDS raised go toward plant material, equipment repair, and student salaries among other expenses. This year the Autumnal Festival is a two day event with limited registration entry tickets.


Please go to this link to sign up:


Saturday, September 12th:

9:00 am -11 am, 11:00 - 1:00 pm, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Sunday, September 13th:

11:00 - 1:00 pm, 1:00 - 3:00 pm


Autumnal Festival Poster


Activities: New and Revamped Gardens, Unveiling of New Artwork, Autumnal Festival Market, Sunflower Maze, Giant Music Box, and so many more things to see!



If you enjoy coming to the Center and have the means, we ask you to please consider making a donation by following the QR code below or visiting:  

Every amount is needed and greatly appreciated!

Thank you and take care!


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

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