Join fellow nature lovers for a guided tour of Lincoln Park Zoo’s diverse plant life and ecosystems. During each tour, a zoo horticulturist will point out interesting species in bloom, answer questions from guests, and discuss the horticulture program’s past, present, and future.
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Horticulture at Lincoln Park Zoo
Dotted with formal garden spaces, prairie-style gardens, and mixed/layered garden beds, Lincoln Park Zoo is an urban oasis home to native birds, frogs, fish, turtles, insects, and more—a welcome escape from the bustling city for both wildlife and humans. In 2019, the zoo earned Level II arboretum accreditation in recognition of the Horticulture staff’s ongoing effort to identify, label, and monitor the 1,200+ tree and woody plant species across this lush 49-acre ecosystem.