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Ball Horticultural in Illinois
Ball Horticultural
Distance from hotel: 6.00 miles
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Discover the Vibrant Gardens of Ball Horticultural

Explore 9 acres of vibrant, seasonal beauty. Ball Horticultural is a world leader in plant development, and a beacon of inspired science that has colored the globe for over 80 years. Family-owned since 1905, Ball Gardens in West Chicago is an award-winning company that prides itself on sustainability and a passion for discovery. Because of their work, the world is filled with thousands more varieties of ornamental plants. Explore the Gardens at Ball, the testing grounds for the world's wealth of horticultural innovations. What began as a trial garden for seed varieties in 1933 has grown to encompass acres of display beds for annuals, perennials, cut flowers and vegetables, as well as the newest plants from leading breeders. The Gardens at Ball are designed to spark fantastic ideas for home gardens.


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By appointment only.


  • Ball Seed Field Day
  • Landscape Day
  • Summer Field Day


  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Education
  • Walking
  • Garden Tours
  • Plant Breeding


  • What is the Ball Ecological Restoration Project?

    In 2003, an ecological restoration project started on a 30-acre space of the Ball Campus with the intention of returning this area to its native, balanced state. This restoration will benefit not only the people who enjoy it in the years to come, but will play a key role in improving water, air and soil quality.
  • Can you visit the gardens at Ball?

    Yes. The Gardens at Ball encompass over 9 acres of display beds for annuals, perennials, cut flowers and vegetables, including the newest plants from the industry’s top breeders and marketers. The beautiful gardens spark fantastic ideas for home gardens and commercial landscapes and welcome photographers. Check out the streetscape along the front of the building as well as the Ball Park courtyard gardens. These sustainable areas are an eye-catching showcase of 22,000 native, prairie and savannah plants. To visit the gardens, call 630-231-3600 to schedule a date and time. Garden Clubs and Master Gardener groups can arrange a visit through Jim Nau (ext. 3223).

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