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    2019 Reciprocal Admissions Program

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    Please reference these guidelines about how to take advantage of your Reciprocal Admissions Program benefits.  We recommend that you call all gardens prior to your visit.  Each garden has its own unique admissions policy and some may have exclusions about special events, exhibits, etc.

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    Featured RAP Member

    Situated along the banks of the 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 plan 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 foundations and a waterfall, pedestrian bridge, patio areas, and walkway connecting the Conservatory to the Sinnissippi Rose Garden.

    It may be the depth of winter, but Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is teeming with color! The annual orchid exhibit (February 12-March 17, 2019) is sure to impress, with hundreds of tropical orchids creatively displayed in the warm tropical exhibition area. 

                                         Rockford Park District: Orchid &emdash;

                                         photo credit: Jesse Fox