Rhino hillside garden

Rhino Hillside Garden

Rhino Hillside Garden features clusters of flowering perennials tied together by ribbons of ornamental grasses. Until Fall 2016, this shady corridor of invasive trees and mulch would wash out during storms. Now, rain gardens anchor each side of the sun-basked space, which helps reduce flooding of the nearby path.

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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Closeup of leaves on a tree

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.

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