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Lilacia Park, Lombard

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Lilacia Park, an 8.5-acre (3.4 ha) garden, is located at 150 South Park Avenue, Lombard, Illinois, behind the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library. It specializes in lilacs and tulips. It is open to the public daily.

The garden was established by Colonel William Plum and his wife, Helen, who visited the lilac gardens of famous breeder Victor Lemoine (1823-1911), in Nancy, France. They returned with two cuttings (Mme. Casimir Perier, a double white, and Michel Buchner, a double light purple), which formed the basis of today's collection. After the Colonel's death in 1927 the grounds were left to the city as a public park.
The park now features more than 200 varieties of lilacs and 50 varieties of tulips, as well as a greenhouse, historical building, picnic areas, and drinking fountains.

Each year in May when Lilacs and other flowers are in full bloom, there is a "Lilac Time". This celebration includes visiting Lilacia Park to view all the blooming plants, the Lilac Parade down the Lombard Main Street, and the Lilac Princess Program contest.
The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019.
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Lilacia Park reviews

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  • Gorgeous and free. The scent of flowers is ANAZING. Highly recommend during blooming season. Can follow on website to see if perk blue oms 
    Gorgeous and free. The scent of flowers is ANAZING. Highly recommend during blooming season. Can follow on website to see if perk blue oms  more »
  • Visited Lilacia Park in Lombard one afternoon the last week of July. It is a gem of a lovely spot in downtown Lombard. Though it was past the blooms for Lilacs, there were a few stragglers still in....  more
    Visited Lilacia Park in Lombard one afternoon the last week of July. It is a gem of a lovely spot in downtown Lombard. Though it was past the blooms for Lilacs, there were a few stragglers still in....  more »
  • I love this park, but as other people have said, I can't see why dogs on a leash aren't welcome here. That's my only 'negative'. Otherwise it's a lovely park and I would definitely recommend it! 
    I love this park, but as other people have said, I can't see why dogs on a leash aren't welcome here. That's my only 'negative'. Otherwise it's a lovely park and I would definitely recommend it!  more »
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  • It’s absolutely beautiful. It’s family oriented and just perfect for any day walk around the garden for a bit of relaxation and peace of mind. A must see if you are in the neighborhood. Great place for photography with family and friends. I saw a lot of people enjoying taking pictures under the enchanted trees and breathtaking gardens. I bet it’s your turn to come here. I know you will love it because I truly enjoyed every minute of my hours spent at the Lilacia park.
  • Beautiful park! Flower beds and grass areas are always kept up very nicely. A great place to host small wedding or picnic. I brought some friends here for a picnic and it was perfect. Plenty of trees for shade on hot days, as well as open picnic bunches. Would highly suggest walk, photo shoot, or picnic.
  • I’ve discovered you can have too many lights! This is a great place to go, especially if you have kids, to see lots and lots of Christmas lights. The problem is there’s little to physically separate areas, so in many places you see so many lights it’s hard to see what’s right in front of you. Buts it’s free, there’s tons of parking, and I think it’s better than driving around looking at lights on houses.
  • If you LOVE Christmas decorations, come to this park!!! It's free, huge and great decorations. Fri, Sat and Sunday Santa and Mrs. Claus are here. They sell hot chocolate and cookies on these days as well. So worth it if you have little ones or you just like Christmas lights.
  • Obviously very seasonal, however there were several photographers and families taking in the sights and smells of all the beautiful flowers on our visit. Try to visit around the time tulips are blooming. Absolutely gorgeous!

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