Charles Schwartz Memorial Garden

Charles Schwartz Memorial Garden

Charles Schwartz Memorial Garden, redesigned and planted in Spring 2019, sprawls across a hillside overlooked by Park Place Café’s patio. Sunlight filters through a towering Freeman maple before basking a “river” of Brookside geranium flowers during most of the growing season. Ornamental grasses flower in the fall and seed heads persist through the winter.

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Second Saturday Garden Tours

Join fellow nature lovers for a free, 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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An Accredited Arboretum

In 2019, Lincoln Park Zoo earned Level II arboretum accreditation in recognition of the Horticulture staff’s ongoing effort to identify, label, and monitor the more than 330 species of trees, shrubs, and woody plants represented across the 49-acre park.