Swan Pond Waterfall Overlook

Swan Pond Waterfall Overlook, bursting with a wide range of diverse plants, watches over Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond from the north. This sunny and formal garden space, originally planted in 2016, is a great place to enjoy annual container displays and gather for a group photo.

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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.