Lake County, Illinois, CVB - Garden Spaces

Garden Spaces

A trip to beauty, culture and inspiration

Wandering Tree Estate in Barrington

Start your day in the private world of Elaine Silets, "The Train Lady." Wandering Tree Estate opens its gates to nature-loving groups and offers a rare glimpse into Elaine's train gardens and museum.

Lunch at Lindy's Landing along the Bang's Lake in Wauconda gives wonderful views of the beach and boats plus a variety of entrées, salads and mini (shooter) desserts to satisfy everyone. 


Continue on to the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. The Mansion with its opulent Venetian style architecture features a 30-foot high great hall with arcaded balconies, sky lighted ceiling and grand staircase. The grounds encompass 75 serene acres with lakes, fountains, formal gardens, antique classical statuary, a private nine-hole golf course and a conservatory housing exotic plants.

Or head south to the Chicago Botanic Garden for 385 acres of awe and wonder. Relax in your own private dining space with a delicious boxed lunch or hot buffet.

Chicago Botanic Garden

Around every bend, you'll discover something new; sparking lakes, winding bridges and paths, breath-taking gardens including a tranquil Japanese garden, even a waterfall garden you can climb.

Hop aboard a tram tour or enjoy a walking tour. You can pair your tour with an exciting special exhibit or a trip to see the trains in the Model Railroad Garden. 

Ravinia Festival in Highland Park

The discoveries don’t have to end. Relax a bit in one of our Restful Spaces. Lake County has over 65 hotels including three resorts!

Unwind on the lawn at Ravinia Festival, the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and well-loved pop concerts. 

However you choose to piece together your tour , your knowledgeable Group Tours Manager Jayne Nordstrom will be happy to assist you.

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